(CNN) - As Newt Gingrich's poll numbers rise, his campaign says his fundraising is also seeing a spike.
Gingrich's organization tells CNN it raised more than $3 million since October 1, with most of the money coming from online donations. That's more than three times the amount Gingrich raised in the entire third fundraising quarter of 2011, when he pulled in just over $800,000.
On Friday, Gingrich's campaign said they had raised $1 million in five days, attributing the spike to Gingrich's performances in debates. In the day following the CNBC debate, the former House Speaker brought in $160,000.
At the end of the third quarter, Gingrich's campaign also reported nearly $1.2 million in debt.
A CNN/ORC International poll released Monday showed Gingrich rising rapidly among GOP and GOP-leaning voters - 22% said he was their likely choice for the GOP nomination, second only to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who received 24%.
–CNN's Paul Steinhauser and Kevin Bohn contributed to this report.
God for bid him ever becoming president.
Democrats would love to see Newt win the nomination. How desperate are Republicans if they are willing to nominate a man with too many flaws? How desperate are Republicans if they think Newt could actually win the general election?
How come the Republicans do not have a clear cut political leader? Or do they? Is the leader's name Norquist? Do we want a President who answers to an "anonymous person" instead of the American people?
I've said it before – I can't stand this (angry) guy and would never vote for him or his destruction of America's middle class but let's face it – considering the others running against him – he is the only one with any common sense. While Huntsman has experience in government and acts somewhat presidential – his unassertiveness leaves you empty and void. The others aren't worth the time to even respond to.