The only female GOP presidential candidate, Carly Fiorina, former Hewlett Packard CEO, is ranking in the top ten among the GOP presidential candidates in two national polls.
Fiorina has often been critical of the female Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton and has said she wants the opportunity to debate Clinton.
Public Policy Polling released a new national poll last week, which has Fiorina tied for sixth place with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY).
The PPP listed the GOP candidates in the following ranking:
- Donald Trump with 19%
- Scott Walker with 17%
- Jeb Bush with 12%
- Dr. Ben Carson and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) with 10%
- Mike Huckabee with 8%
- Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Carly Fiorina, and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) with 4%
- Chris Christie and John Kasich with 3%
- Bobby Jindal, Rick Perry, and Rick Santorum with 1%
- Jim Gilmore, Lindsey Graham, and George Pataki with less than 1%
Fiorina is tied for seventh place in a national Economist/YouGov poll conducted July 18th to July 20th:
- Donald Trump with 28%
- Jeb Bush with 14%
- Scott Walker with 13%
- Ben Carson with 7%
- Rand Paul (R-KY) with 5%
- Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) tied with 4%
- Chris Christie, Carly Fiorina, and Mike Huckabee with 3%
- Lindsey Graham, Rick Perry, John Kasich with 2%
- Bobby Jindal and Rick Santorum with 1%
- George Pataki with 0%
In order to make the first GOP presidential primary debate on August 6th in Cleveland, Ohio, Fiorina must place in the top 10 of all candidates based on the ranking from an average of five national polls, according to the criteria set out by the host of the debate, Fox News.