Donald Trump, Carly Fiorina

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The presidential race is in full swing and Donald Trump isn't showing any signs of slowing down—or backing down.

During a phone interview with Today's Savannah Guthrie aired Monday, Trump was pressed on the most recent CNN/ORC poll, which shows Republican competitor Carly Fiorina, the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, surpassing Dr. Ben Carson for the second spot in the rankings, while Trump's numbers slowly decline. These results follow the candidates' performances from the second GOP debate, hosted by CNN last week. 

"In all of the polls done post-debate, Carly Florina is surging. Do you consider her a threat?" Guthrie asked point-blank. 

Trump immediately attacked the former CEO, pointing at the candidate's greatly-debated entrepreneurial past.

"I think when people find out what a horrible job she did in business running two companies into the ground," Trump recalled before trailing off on Fiorina's resume. 

"She's got a good line of pitter-patter," Trump added. "She says the same thing over and over and over, but a lot of the people didn't hear it in the debate, so they heard it for the first time. It's almost like robotic." Fiorina partook in the earlier scheduled debate on FOX back in August with the second tier of Republican candidates. 

"I think people will understand her soon. When they look at her record of tremendous failure—look, she took Lucent into the ground, she took HP into the ground," Trump continued. 

This is certainly not the first time Trump has singled Fiorina out—only, this time it's actually applicable to the campaign. Trump received tremendous flack for his comments regarding Fiorina's physical appearance during an interview with Rolling Stone. Consistently instigating based on appearance, Trump had no qualms about poking fun at Fiorina's face.

"'Look at that face! Would anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next president? I mean, she's a woman, and I'm not s'posedta to say bad things, but really, folks, come on. Are we serious?'" Trump mocked.

The real estate mogul later claimed he was discussing the 61-year-old's persona, not looks.

In a graceful fashion, Florina offered a well-timed response to Trump's physical commentary during the second round of debates when asked what she thought Trump was referring to in the comment. 

"I think women all over this country heard very clearly what Mr. Trump said," Florina answered. 

From the look of these newest poll results, it seems many would support that assertion. 

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