RANKED: Here's where the GOP candidates stand going into their big debate tonight

The top 11 Republican presidential candidates are set to square off Wednesday night in the second GOP debate of the campaign.

With less than 420 days until the election, we took a look at where the GOP’s top contenders stand heading into the debate.

Our rankings are based on the Real Clear Politics averages of national polls and those in New Hampshire, Iowa, and South Carolina — the three first voting states. We also factored in candidates’ momentum (or lack thereof) over the past few weeks.

Here’s a look at where all the candidates stand.

And to the polls ... here's a look at where each candidate stands in their respective parties in a combined average of national, New Hampshire, Iowa, and South Carolina polls.

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