Trump, Carson Leading GOP in N.H.; Bush Falls to 5th, Poll FindsMadeline McMahon
Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson jumps to 2nd place in New Hampshire, while Donald Trump holds on to lead, Monmouth poll finds.
- Carson draws 17% vs 5% in July; Trump is backed by 28% vs 24%
- John Kasich has 11% support, followed by Ted Cruz with 8%
- Jeb Bush, who in July had been in 2nd place with 12%, now has 7% support, tied with Carly Fiorina
- Rand Paul and Marco Rubio both earn 4%; Scott Walker and Chris Christie are tied with 2%; no others draw above 1%
- Since 3 candidates “who have never held political office combine for a majority of support,” it appears that “GOP voters are using the 2016 nomination contest to air their grievances with party leadership,” Patrick Murray, director of polling institute, says in e-mailed statement
- NOTE: Sept. 10-13 poll of 415 voters has error margin of +/- 4.8 ppts
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