Ben Carson Ties Trump In New Poll (And Their Numbers Are Impressive)

Ben Carson Ties Trump In New Poll (And Their Numbers Are Impressive)

Dr. Ben Carson and Donald Trump are tied at the top of the latest 2016 GOP Presidential poll released Friday night by NBC News.

With 26% each, Trump and Carson have the support of over half of the voters polled, an impressive feat in a crowded field.

According to Politico:

“Donald Trump and Ben Carson together command more than half of voters’ preference atop the Republican field after Wednesday night’s debate, while Texas Sen. Ted Cruz rose to third place in the latest national NBC News/SurveyMonkey poll released Friday evening.

In a survey of Republicans and Republican-leaning independent voters, Trump and Carson both earned 26 percent, while Cruz took 10 percent. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio followed with 9 percent, trailed by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (5 percent), Carly Fiorina (4 percent) and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul (all at 2 percent).”

The article notes poll respondents thought Cruz won the debate:

Cruz’s stronger showing could be in large part due to the 24 percent of the 1,226 Republicans and leaners who said that he did the best job at the CNBC debate, a larger share than any other candidate. Rubio finished close behind in that regard, with 20 percent. Asked who did the worst, 38 percent picked Bush.”

>>>The network was booted earlier today from a February 2016 debate the network was slated to participate in after complaints over the moderators of the CNBC debate earlier this week….

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1 COMMENT

  1. “In a survey of Republicans and Republican-leaning independent voters”

    Not a terribly useful or meaningful sample set given that the primaries will be Republican-only votes except for those states that have open primaries.

    I assume NBC wouldn’t have liked the results if they had included just likely Republican primary voters.

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