Carson, Trump Nearly Tied Nationally, NBC/WSJ Poll Finds

Donald Trump leads Republican presidential candidates nationally with 21% support of primary voters, followed closely by Ben Carson with 20%, NBC/WSJ poll finds.

  • Carly Fiorina, Marco Rubio behind them with 11% support each
    • In July poll, Fiorina didn’t register and Carson had 10% support
  • Jeb Bush backed by 7% of voters, John Kasich 6% and Ted Cruz 5%
    • No other Republican gets more than 3%
    • NOTE: Poll conducted mostly after Scott Walker suspended his campaign on Sept. 21
  • On the Democratic Side, Hillary Clinton leads field with 42% support, followed by Bernie Sanders with 35%
    • Vice President Joe Biden, who hasn’t said whether he’s running, draws 17%
  • Poll surveyed 256 Democratic voters from Sept. 20-24 with error margin of +/- 6.1ppts and 230 GOP primary voters with error margin of +/- 6.5ppts

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