Uh Oh, Donald: Carson's Star Is Rising
Neurosurgeon's support is almost even with Trump's
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 27, 2015 9:15 AM CDT
Donald Trump talks with Ben Carson during a break in the Republican presidential debate, Sept. 16, 2015, in Simi Valley, Calif.   (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
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(Newser) – The rival Donald Trump might not want to prematurely brand as a loser is Ben Carson, currently breathing down the Donald's neck in the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll that puts them at 21% and 20%, respectively. Carly Fiorina is seeing a dizzying surge at 11%, where she's tied with Marco Rubio; she barely registered in a poll in July, notes the Journal. Jeb Bush trails at 7%, John Kasich at 6%, and Ted Cruz at 5%. Rand Paul and Chris Christie are tied at 3%, while Mike Huckabee manages just 2%, and the remaining candidates failed to break the 1% mark.

Hillary Clinton still leads the Democratic pack at 42%, though Bernie Sanders is polling at 35% and Joe Biden is making things interesting: The veep has 17% support without having announced a candidacy, but Politico notes that his entry into the race would siphon support away from Clinton. Voters barely noticed the presence of Jim Webb, Martin O'Malley, and Lincoln Chafee in the race; those candidates were polling at 1% or less.
 

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