Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina speaks at a campaign event hosted by the Seacoast Republican Women in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, on Oct. 3, 2015.
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October 20, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina saw her post-debate bump drop in a CNN/ORC national poll released Tuesday.

The former Hewlett-Packard CEO climbed in the polls after a strong performance at the first undercard Republican debate and an appearance on the main stage at the second debate.

A CNN poll in September had her at 15 percent, putting her in second place. But in the latest poll, she dropped to just four percent.

Two other outsider candidates, real estate mogul Donald Trump and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, retained their leads in the CNN poll at 27 and 22 percent, respectively.

The two candidates from Florida, former Gov. Jeb Bush and Sen. Marco Rubio, were tied for third place with 8 percent each.

Tuesday’s poll helped some candidates solidify their spots in next week’s CNBC debate, including Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who are all above the 2.5 percent average in public polls to qualify for the main stage.

The CNN/ORC poll surveyed 465 registered Republican voters and independents who may vote Republican, from Oct. 14-17. The margin of error was plus or minus 4.5 points.

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