Trump retains lead, but Carson edges closer

Mr. Carson, who is currently polling just behind Donald J. Trump, will be center stage, just to the side of Mr. Trump, where, as Mr. Carson put it, it will be “harder to ignore him“.


Trump is at 27% and Carson is at 23% in the CBS News/New York Times poll released Tuesday. Between August and September, The New York Times reports that he gained 13 percent in the poll numbers, rising from 26 percent to 39 percent. Despite his $100 million bank account and record as a two-term governor running one of the country’s largest – and most complex – states, Bush is tumbling in the polls.

The only woman in the crowded Republican presidential field, Fiorina argued she has been the subject of different kinds of attacks from Trump than the other GOP candidates. Will it be Carson, whose quiet style has won him a sizable following and strong momentum, particularly among evangelical voters? Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson was at 15.8 percent, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush at 9 percent and the rest of the field below 6 percent.

So, although much of the focus of Wednesday night’s Republican debate in California will be on the flashiest act in the lineup-as well as upon those, like Carly Fiorina, whom he’s trash-talked since the last debate-Carson may wind up in the lead by taking a subtler, steadier approach.

Established Republican politicians have been stymied so far in their efforts to combat the popularity of Trump, who has built skyscrapers and casinos and hosted a television reality show. Next, at 7 percent each, are Texas Sen.

The polls found that 87 percent of poll respondents and likely voters in the New Hampshire Republican primary feel it’s “very important” that their chosen candidate “says what he or she truly believes”.

While the negative coverage from the sources conservative voters trust most is a good argument against the “media chosen candidate” argument, the rise of Ben Carson is perhaps a better one.

With a margin of error of plus or minus four points, the poll effectively pointed to a statistical dead heat between Carson and Trump.

Also continuing a trend seen in other national polls, second-tier candidates such as former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Florida Sen.

Trump, he said, is merely expressing what people are thinking: There is a real dissatisfaction with Washington.


“The likelihood of someone like me getting through this process and making it to president is virtually impossible”, Carson said in a recent interview.

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