EXCLUSIVE: Margin of Error in National Polls Impacts GOP Top Ten Ranking

Fox News determined the top ten GOP presidential candidates that will take to the main debate stage on Thursday based on the average of five national polls, but a veteran Republican strategist exclusively told Breitbart News that the margin of error within each poll could impact the ranking, especially for the last few slots in the top ten.

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Brains & Brawn: Perry Outlines Reform, Issues Trump a Physical Challenge

Perry and Trump have been engaged in a rhetorical battle for weeks. At the end of Perry’s speech Wednesday at the Yale Club in New York City, he was questioned about Trump’s remarks. Grinning as he listened to the question, Perry quipped, “Let’s get a pull-up bar out there and see who can do more pull-ups,” as the audience roared with cheers.

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Poll: Trump with 7 Point Lead over GOP Field

Donald Trump is number one in a new nationwide poll from Quinnipiac University, with a seven-percentage point lead over all other GOP presidential candidates. Trump took 20 percent in the poll, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker comes in second with 13 percent.

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Carly Fiorina: ‘Here’s What I Will Do as Commander-in-Chief’

Republican Presidential candidate and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina will deliver a speech Monday evening at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library that will call for the United States to maintain its military supremacy, reject the Iran nuclear deal currently being debated, and “push back against rising Chinese aggression,” according to prepared remarks provided to Breitbart News by the Fiorina campaign.

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Rick Perry Calls Donald Trump a ‘Hypocrite’ on Border Security

Perry and Trump have been engaged in a weeks-long war of words. Trump has taken swipes at Perry and other Republican candidates on the issues of immigration and border security, and Perry has fired back that Trump doesn’t understand what he is talking about, and that he is unfit to be Commander-in-Chief after attacking Sen. John McCain’s (R-AZ) service record last weekend.

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Rick Perry: Trump is a ‘Cancer on Conservatism’

After Trump referred to illegal immigrants from Mexico as “rapists” in his campaign announcement speech, Perry said that Trump’s remarks “did not reflect the Republican Party.” Trump fired back by attacking Perry’s record on border security, and Perry posted a YouTube video inviting Trump to “take a trip down to Texas sometime.” Trump is reportedly going to do just that, with a visit scheduled on Thursday to Laredo, as Breitbart Texas reported.

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John Kasich Throws His Hat in the Ring for GOP Presidential Nomination

Kasich, who barely cracks 2 percent in most national polls of Republican primary voters, becomes the sixteenth Republican to join the race for the GOP nomination. While most pundits give him little chance of winning the nomination, Kasich made two things clear in his announcement—he doesn’t care that few political experts give him much of a chance to win, and he intends to have fun along the way.

Ohio Governor John Kasich gives his speech announcing his 2016 Presidential candidacy at the Ohio Student Union, at The Ohio State University on July 21, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio. Kasich became the 16th candidate to officially enter the race for the Republican presidential nomination.

Perry: Trump Should Withdraw From Race After Saying John McCain ‘Is Not a War Hero’

Perry’s sharp words come after Trump attacked Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), saying that McCain was not a war hero and was only regarded as such because he had been captured and held as a prisoner of war. Trump, who has been trading insults with McCain for the past few days, continued his critical remarks about the Senator. When moderator Frank Luntz commented that McCain was a war hero, Trump, according to a report by Politico, responded, “He’s not a war hero. He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.”

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Rick Perry: Trump’s Comments Are a ‘Toxic Mix of Demagoguery and Nonsense’

Former Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) had some sharp words for his fellow Republican presidential contender Donald Trump, slamming the New Yorker’s “fundamental misunderstanding of border security” and saying that Trump was not offering conservatism to primary voters, but instead “Trump-ism — a toxic mix of demagoguery and nonsense.”

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The Lean Mean Rubio Money Machine: Starting July with $9.8 Million Cash on Hand

Breitbart News previously reported that Rubio’s campaign had raised more than $12 million. The final figures, as reported by Politico, are $12,942,732.44 raised (including $3.2 million transferred over from Rubio’s Senate campaign account) and $3,083,666.95 spent. This resulted in a total $9,859,065.49 cash on hand and a burn rate of 18.37 percent.

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Rick Perry: Planned Parenthood ‘Profits Off the Tragedy of a Destroyed Human Life’

“The video showing a Planned Parenthood employee selling the body parts of aborted children is a disturbing reminder of the organization’s penchant for profiting off the tragedy of a destroyed human life,” said Perry in a statement provided to Breitbart News. “It is because of stories like this that I signed legislation defunding Planned Parenthood in the state of Texas – to protect human life and the health and safety of Texans.”

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Dr. Ben Carson: Iran Deal is ‘Historic Mistake’

“A careful review of the 100-plus pages is in order to fully understand the lengths to which the negotiators were willing to stoop to secure a deal at any cost with the world’s leading sponsor of terrorism and a regime dedicated in word and deed to bringing Death to America,” Dr. Ben Carson’s statement reads.

Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during the final press conference of Iran nuclear talks at Austria International Centre in Vienna, Austria on July 14, 2015. Major powers clinched a historic deal aimed at ensuring Iran does not obtain the nuclear bomb, opening up Tehran's stricken economy and potentially ending …

And Then There Were 15: Scott Walker Joins the Race

Walker takes a swing at some of his opponents. “In the Republican field, there are some who are good fighters, but they haven’t won those battles, and there are others who have won elections but they haven’t consistently taken on the big fights.”

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Rick Perry’s First Month of Fundraising Yields Solid Numbers

In a statement provided to Breitbart News, Perry campaign manager Jeff Miller touted the collective fundraising efforts. “Americans are looking for a tested leader with an optimistic vision for the future, and we are pleased with the broad support Gov. Perry is receiving across the country,” said Miller. “Governor Perry is well positioned and between the campaign and independent sources, the necessary funds will be in place to run a competitive, successful campaign.”

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SuperPACs Backing Marco Rubio Raise Almost $32 Million

Rubio’s official campaign has not released its fundraising totals yet. Sources close to the campaign told Breitbart News that they would release numbers soon and expressed confidence that the campaign would have the resources needed to be competitive.

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Perry to Trump: ‘You Might Want to Take a Trip Down to Texas’

Perry cited the additional personnel he had sent to the border as part of a surge operation last summer, and noted that these efforts resulted in a 74 percent decrease in apprehensions as fewer people dared try to cross. “Those are real results, not just rhetoric,” said Perry, who added that he knows that “securing the border is going to take a lot more than just building a wall,” including “personnel on the ground, aviation assets, quick response teams.”

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