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New poll shows Ben Carson with six point lead over Donald Trump

November 3, 2015

  Of course I have not been in tune with what is going on in the world the last week or so but at the beginning of October it looked like the Republican Presidential primary race was beginning to turn a corner when for the first time Ben Carson had taken a lead on Donald Trump in a national poll.

  Now one month later a second national poll has been released which shows Ben Carson maintaining that lead over Donald Trump.

Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has overtaken businessman Donald Trump as the top pick of Republican primary voters to be the party’s presidential nominee, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll finds.

The result marks the first time since June that the Journal/NBC News poll has found a Republican other than Mr. Trump to be leading the GOP field. Some 29% of GOP primary voters rank Mr. Carson as their top choice, while 23% favor Mr. Trump.

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz rank third and fourth as the top pick of 11% and 10% of Republican primary voters, respectively.

Some 8% prefer former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. No other Republican garners more than 3% support.

  It will be interesting to see if this trend continues or if Ben Carson is just the next flash in the pan but I always take national polls with a grain of salt because of course we do not–as of yet–have a national election.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. November 4, 2015 12:29 am

    Good to see you posting Steve & (a BIG ‘AND’) your brain working as good as ever!! Horray! Obviously that little ‘floating thing’ wasn’t necessary!
    Dr. Ben seems like a very kind man – and that’s good for a medical Dr. but is it what’s needed for a leader when dealing with snakes! Reminds me of that movie ‘Being There’ and Mr. Gardner! People hear what they want to hear to some extent. Obviously, because the fraud Bari told people he was going to do things, which he did, that didn’t help us one bit.

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    • November 4, 2015 8:29 am

      Just a couple of short posts to get back into it a little…
      I think you are right about Carson, he has the personality one needs to do what he did for a living but eventually he will be eaten up in the world of politics and on the international stage.

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  2. petermc3 permalink
    November 4, 2015 9:30 am

    Ol’ Doc Carson will speak softly and not carry a stick. Once again America is ripe for the pickings.

    Liked by 2 people

    • November 5, 2015 7:48 am

      I can’t argue with you there!

      Like

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