Dr. Ben Carson Takes Lead in Current Polls for Republican Primary
Dr. Ben Carson, current Republican presidential candidate, has recently beat the odds in recent polls, taking first and second place in a Quinnipiac University survey. When polled against Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Dr. Carson tied for first with four other top GOP with 10 percent of the vote nationally.
He tied Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) for second in a Bloomberg Politics/Des Moines Register Iowa poll reaching 10 percent of the vote among likely caucus-goers in that state. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker leads Carson and Paul with 17 percent in that poll.
Dr. Carson attributes his campaign message – “We The People” – to his success in the polls. “Our campaign based on “We The People” is catching fire all across this great country,” Carson says. “The Washington political class is starting to panic. It will not be long until they start attacking us.”
His political stances include balancing the budget, keeping open Guantanamo Bay, decentralizing the educational system, and repealing the Affordable Healthcare Act. In late May, he won the straw poll at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference on Saturday, demonstrating his popularity among conservative activists at one of the party’s traditional presidential events.
The Real Clear Politics average shows Carson in fourth place among fellow GOP presidential contenders. He follows former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.
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