Poll: Rubio surges in NH, closes in on Carson

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio has risen to double digits and is now within the margin of error of second-place candidate Ben Carson in New Hampshire, according to the latest Monmouth University poll.

Rubio, who delivered a standout performance in the third GOP debate last Wednesday, has jumped from seventh to third place in the first-in-the-nation primary state, and now has the support of 13 percent of people in the latest poll. The Florida senator is led by Donald Trump, who leads all with 26 percent, and Carson, who has 16 percent.

Both Trump and Carson experienced slight declines in the first post-debate poll of Granite State Republicans.

"Marco Rubio's standout performance in the last debate seems to have paid dividends in a contest that was supposed to be dominated by his former mentor Jeb Bush," Patrick Murray, director of the New Jersey-based Monmouth University Polling Institute, said in a statement Monday.

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