— -- THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT FOR 'THIS WEEK' ON February 7, 2016 and it will be updated.
ANNOUNCER: Starting right now on a special edition of THIS WEEK with George Stephanopoulos, debate night face-off. The GOP candidates on the attack in a fiery final debate in New Hampshire.
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JEB BUSH (R), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: Let me talk.
DONALD TRUMP (R), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: Be quiet.
A lot of times --
ANNOUNCER (voice-over): Two days until the first-in-the-nation primary.
Will Trump put a win on the board?
TRUMP: And our country is going to hell.
ANNOUNCER (voice-over): Donald Trump joins us live.
Then, Rubio under fire: the freshman senator takes incoming from all sides.
GOV. CHRIS CHRISTIE (R-NJ), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: There it is. The memorized 25-second speech.
ANNOUNCER(voice-over): Marco Rubio responds in a THIS WEEK exclusive.
Plus, the Democratic underdog?
Hillary Clinton knocking on doors in New Hampshire.
Can she come from behind against Bernie Sanders?
Donald Trump, Marco Rubio, Hillary Clinton, all here live. From ABC News, a special edition of THIS WEEK, live from Manchester, New Hampshire.
Here now, chief anchor George Stephanopoulos.
GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS, ABC HOST: These last debates before the New Hampshire primary have made a big difference in years past. And last night's was a doozy. Donald Trump back at center stage.
The three governors had their best night yet. Toughest one yet for Marco Rubio. And the latest poll from WMUR here in Manchester, taken just before the debate, shows Donald Trump back up to 33 percent, 17 points ahead of Marco Rubio, followed by Ted Cruz at 14 percent, Ohio governor John Kasich at 11 percent, Jeb Bush back at 7 percent.
And the big question now, how did the debate play with that fluid group of New Hampshire voters, who wait until the final minute to make up their minds?
Donald Trump, Marco Rubio, Hillary Clinton all here this morning. And ABC's Jon Karl starts us off with the highlights of last night.
Good morning, Jon.
JONATHAN KARL, ABC NEWS CHIEF WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT: Good morning, George.
As our audience saw, there was a bit of a traffic jam up there as the candidates came on the stage. But once they made to it their podiums, it was a big night for the governors and for Donald Trump.
KARL (voice-over): Back at center stage after skipping the last debate, Donald Trump defended his temperament to be commander in chief.
TRUMP: I actually think I have the best temperament. I'm not the one with the trigger. Other people up here, believe me, would be a lot faster.
KARL (voice-over): Ted Cruz, the man who beat Trump in Iowa, had hammered him all week but on the debate stage, Cruz pulled his punches.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You said he doesn’t have the temperament to be commander in chief.
Do you stand by those words?
CRUZ: I think that is an assessment the voters are going on make.
TRUMP: If you noticed, he didn't answer your question. We're going win with Trump. And people back down with Trump.
KARL (voice-over): The candidate rising fastest in New Hampshire?
Senator Marco Rubio took fire all night with a barrage coming from New Jersey's Chris Christie.
CHRISTIE: You have not been involved in a consequential decision where you had to be held accountable.
KARL (voice-over): Rubio drew ridicule for repeating himself repeatedly.