New polls of likely Republican voters in two early primary states show Donald Trump maintaining a solid lead for the presidential nomination. Among the remaining candidates, only senators Ted Cruz, at 10 percent, and Marco Rubio, at 6 percent, clear 5 percent support.
Carson initially said he didn’t get the impression that humility and “fear of the Lord” were important to Trump.
Trump is at 27% and Carson is at 23% in the CBS News/New York Times poll released Tuesday.
For Dr. Carson, avoiding a confrontation with his biggest competitor for the support of the anti-establishment is part of an effort to become the anti-Trump.
Trump, who has made a practice in public appearances and interviews of listing those he says have wronged him, told the crowd that he doesn’t think Carson could negotiate effectively with world leaders.
Donald Trump continued to fire shots at his GOP presidential opponent Ben Carson on the campaign trail on Saturday, after the two began sparring in recent days.
While Trump hollers out his message, Carson delivers a speech in a quiet tone that at times might be hard to hear. “I’ve met every one of the 17 (Republican) presidential candidates, and Carson is by far the nicest”.
Trump told CNN the next morning that the neurosurgeon was “perhaps an OK doctor”, adding “you look at his faith and I think you’re not going to find so much“. 8, polled 1038 likely Iowa Republican caucus participants and holds a margin of error, plus or minus three percentage points. Carson, who usually avoids confrontations with Trump, defended himself against harsh accusations made by the real estate mogul.
Trump got the most support in this survey from potential voters without a college degree and those with incomes below $50,000.
“Ben hit me on my faith, and you don’t hit a person on faith”, Trump said Saturday.
Taken together, Trump and Carson supporters now comprise about 48 percent of the electorate, while the rest of the 15 candidates combine for only about 43 percent (Rick Perry has suspended his campaign, but the RCP average still includes his modest polling numbers). Turns out, he’s picking up some speed now, according to a new New York Times/CBS News poll. “We don’t know whose those people are, and the majority of them are young males, and they could easily be people who could be infiltrated by terrorists”. Not only is he now second in the polls, but he’s also the most common second choice for Republican voters.