For Sens. Marco Rubio and Rand Paul, whose poll numbers are languishing in the single digits, the under-the-radar strategy would have been a fatal blunder. It is Ben Carson, whose extraordinary surge in the polls has left many mainstream media pundits – Democratic and Republican-leaning alike – dumbfounded.
Later on in the interview, he said that Carson, who is known for his calm and collected demeanor, is a “nice man” – but that affability isn’t always a desirable quality when facing enormous challenges as President.
“Hillary Clinton’s support among African American and Hispanic voters“.
He was followed by Carson, with 20 percent – 14 points more than in July. Carson said the US had not substantively improved how immigrants those like the brothers were vetted when they came as refugees from Kyrgyzstan.
The survey also shows that 94 percent of Trump supporters said it’s “very important” their candidate “says what he or she truly believes”, rather than being politically correct. Indeed, as Hot Air points out, given the poll’s six point margin of error, Carson may have already passed the mercurial real estate tycoon and reality TV star.
Next, consider age and education.
Fiorina, while rising in the polls, is still averaging just over 3 percent nationally, according to RealClearPolitics. Bush leads slightly among those under 50, while those under 50 tilt Clinton. Almost 6 in 10 Democrats said they want to see Biden join the race, although it is not unusual for voters to seek additional choices early on.
But here again Carson breaks the mold. And Carson will be in a bigger spotlight after he dazzled during the first debate. He previously questioned Trump’s faith in God at a rally in Anaheim, California, but the retired surgeon later apologized for his words in an effort to squash the feud. Mitt Romney obtained a paltry 11 percent.
Trump also wondered if Carson – the first health care professional to safely and effectively set apart conjugal twins become a member of at the top – is trained to be leader. For Republicans, that’s clearly good news. And while Trump leads Carson among voters who have not graduated from college, 30 percent to 19 percent, among college graduates, Carson has 29 percent to Trump’s 21 percent. Campaign disclosure reports through the end of June indicate that only Gov. Jeb Bush and Texas Sen.
A fluke, you say?
The bottom-tier is suffering from Trump’s domination of the 2016 race this summer, as he’s captivated GOP voters with his outsider message. And consider this, too.
Trump noted that while he’s only been a politician for about three months.
Trump still leads with most demographics within the Republican Party.