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Trump Slips in New Poll, Fiorina, Carson and Bush Make Gains

Donald Trump is struggling in the polls. The loudmouthed billionaire is starting to run out of steam as other Republican candidates with a grasp on politics are making strong gains on him.

The latest Quinnipiac University poll had Trump in the lead with 25 percent of the vote, Ben Carson with 17 percent, Carly Fiorina with 12 percent, and Jeb Bush with 10 percent. These numbers are starkly different than they were over a month ago when Trump held a massive lead over the rest of the candidates.

The Hill reports:

Trump has come out swinging in recent days at cable networks and several GOP rivals following his performance in last week’s debate and an uptick in interest for other candidates.

By a four-to-one margin, GOP voters say that Fiorina outperformed Trump during last week’s debate, according to the Quinnipiac poll, which found 29 percent say they would “definitely not support” Trump.

On the Democratic side, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton continues to outpace rivals, taking 43 percent in the poll while Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) gets 25 percent.

Vice President Biden, who is mulling entering the Democratic race, snags 18 percent, with 10 percent of Democrats undecided at this point.

The survey of 737 Republicans and 587 Democrats was conducted Sept. 17-21 via landlines and cellphones with a margin of error of 3.6 points for Republicans and 4 points for Democrats.

A new Bloomberg poll, meantime, also found Fiorina, Bush and Carson gaining on Trump following last week’s debate.

Trump remained at 21 percent support in that poll, while Carson gained 11 points from last month to 16 percent. Fiorina added 10 points to 11 percent and Bush picked up 3 points to stand at 13 percent support.

Bloomberg’s poll, conducted Sept. 18-21, has a margin of error of 5 points.

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