Rubio, Fiorina “Win” CNN GOP Debate

Marco Rubio and Carly Fiorina were clear winners in the CNN GOP presidential debate according the results of a recent survey of high efficacy primary republican voters across Arizona represented by likely 2016 turnout models.

Rubio gained 7.8 percent, and Fiorina saw jump of slightly over 6 percent in likely voters. Donald Trump, Dr. Ben Carlson, and Jeb Bush lost support while Senator Ted Cruz held steady with an increase of almost 2 percent.

In this most recent automated telephonic survey by public affairs consulting firm MBQF, conducted on September 21, 2015, the exact question was phrased: “If the election were held today for the Republican primary for President of the United States, which of the following top 10 candidates, listed in alphabetical order by last name, would you be most likely to vote for?”

AZ GOP Presidential Primary 2016Sept. 12, 2015 ResultsSept 21, 2015 ResultsDifference
Donald Trump29.9%22.5%-7.4%
Ben Carson21.3%18.7%-2.6%
Jeb Bush10.9%7.1%-3.8%
Carly Fiorina9.3%15.7%+6.4%
Ted Cruz6.2%8.1%+1.9%
Marco Rubio3.9%11.8%+7.8%
John Kasich2.8%2.4%-0.4%
Scott Walker2.5%**
Chris Christie2.2%2.0%-0.2%
Mike Huckabee1.6%1.3%-0.3%
Rand Paul1.1%1.4%+0.3%

* Candidate dropped out of the race

Michael Noble, consultant and pollster, issued the following statement, “After the second televised presidential debate we see who the winners and losers are in the GOP presidential race.  Marco Rubio and Carly Fiorina clearly connected with GOP voters, and the biggest loser was Donald Trump; but Jeb Bush continues to find ways to lose traction with Republican primary voters.  Clearly substance matters to voters and Marco and Carly proved that when they took the stage.”

The margin of error for this survey is +/-2.47%. The survey calculates a 2.47% theoretical margin of error, plus or minus in percentage points, 95% of the time.


  1. Snarley Carley FioRINO is a shill for the establishment Republican Party. Anyone who worked hard to elect McCain is a loser in my book. GO TRUMP Destroy the GOP so we can build it from the ground up with conservative constitutional values it once had.

  2. We are all mad as hell. I just don’t understand (or do I) why the Republican party is using Communist News Network to determine our candidates. Rubio great, but he was a Mc. Walker tired, he’s out, Carley, nice soundtrack, Carson is too polite, but also one of my favorites, and the media hates him. Most are a joke. I’ve got to go with the Constitution, Cruz seems to know it best. If all else fails, Trump over the Socialists/Marxists would be my choice.

    It wasn’t just the conservatives that stayed home on the last elections, we lost the Reagan Democrats as well.

  3. Really? Fiorina actually fooled that many people with her canned and memorized answers to questions she probably got beforehand to “take out Trump?” Well, no matter. Winning or losing a debate doesn’t matter much. What it boils down to is who is going to take the country to a better place? Not Rubio and definitely NOT Fiorina, the McCain collaborator.

  4. and as they come around the first turn it’s Trump by two lengths followed by the rust of the butt sniffing crowd —– and “if any ONE of these folks suddenly became the next candidate” – is there any of them that could win the election – that could so magnetize the nation to say – yeah this is the best choice for president… just ain’t cook’n is it. There just isn’t any real leadership that jumps out at you – and HC is a cow elect – does not good for the nation in the coming years – at a extreme time of all mankind. Interesting huh…

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