Poll: Carson Joins Republican Leaders

This week Monmouth University released a poll supporting those who argue a three-tier complexion of the GOP presidential field is emerging.

With Donald Trump’s anticipated candidacy and Scott Walker’s all but official campaign, there are only a few hopefuls left who have yet to declare.

As the sediment settles in the murky GOP waters, Ben Carson has pulled into what is now a four-way statistical tie for first place—a new top tier of candidates that includes Scott Walker, Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio.

The leader tier continues to separate itself from the second tier, which includes Sens. Paul and Cruz; Govs. Christie, Perry, and Huckabee; and Donald Trump, by amounts outside the margin of error.