Carly Fiorina Surges in Republican Presidential Poll After Exposing Planned Parenthood

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Sep 21, 2015   |   12:35PM   |   Washington, DC

Carly Fiorina gained major points with pro-life voters last week after she spent time during the debate daring abortion advocates Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama to watch the shocking videos exposing Planned Parenthood selling aborted baby body parts.

Those political points have transferred into additional support in the latest national polls.

As The Hill reports, Fiorina has jumped to second place in the polls following the debate:

The CNN/ORC International poll released Sunday morning shows Fiorina with 15 percent support among Republican respondents, up from 3 percent in a similar poll earlier this month. Fifty-two percent of Republicans said Fiorina won the debate, compared to 31 percent who said Trump was the winner.

Trump remains the front-runner with 24 percent, pollsters found. His support fell 8 percentage points from earlier this month, however. Ben Carson also slipped in the latest ranking, down 5 points to 14 percent.  Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) jumped 8 points to grab the fourth spot with 11 percent.

Fiorina’s response to a question on the abortion giant had social media buzzing and pro-life leaders giving each other high-fives.

“I dare Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama to watch these tapes,” Fiorina said, referencing the 10 undercover videos that showed how Planned Parenthood sells aborted babies and their body parts.

She continued: “Watch a fully formed fetus on the table, its heart beating, its legs kicking, while someone says we have to keep it alive to harvest its brain. This is about the character of our nation, and if we will not stand up in and force President Obama to veto this bill, shame on us.”

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Fiorina has since called out the pro-abortion mainstream media for defending Planned Parenthood.