Wednesday, November 4, 2015

New Polls: Carson and Cruz Surge; Trump Shaky

A quick polling update before next week's Republican Party presidential debate. And it's very good news for Ben Carson and Ted Cruz. But just so-so news for Donald Trump.
A new Public Policy Polling survey of Iowa Republicans shows that Carson at 21% has moved into an essential tie for first place there with Trump at 22%. What struck those pollsters, however, was Cruz' six point surge to 14% and third place. Marco Rubio also jumped up two points to fourth with 10%. Others in the GOP field were all in single digits, PPP found.
Also Monday a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News national poll showed Carson has jumped into first place at 29%, triple his support in July. The retired doctor is now substantially ahead of the 23% of Trump, who slipped two points in two weeks after a lackluster debate performance recently.
Carson's surge from 22% is the first time any GOP candidate has exceeded 25% in the WSJ/NBC poll. It's also the first time since June that the real estate baron has not talked atop the Republican field and the first time any candidate has exceeded 50% as the first or second choice of Republicans nationally.
Trump lags now at 35% in that category. Rubio at 11% and Cruz (10%) remain within striking distance. The others stand at three percent or less.
Carson's move nationally confirms his impressive climb to stardom, first reported by the IBD/TIPP Poll in early October.
Read the rest of the story HERE.

If you like what you see, please "Like" us on Facebook either here or here. Please follow us on Twitter here.

1 comment:

cimbri said...

Carson crashed in the Reuters poll. but anyway...