A new national NBC News/Wall Street Journal survey officially places Ben Carson in front of the Republican presidential race, ending Donald Trump’s long-time period as front-runner. The poll shows 29% support for the retired neurosurgeon, 6% higher than Trump’s 23%. Florida senator Marco Rubio follows at 11%, Texas Senator Ted Cruz has 10% support, and former Florida governor Jeb Bush has 8%.
The results include responses that were submitted before and after the second Republican debate on October 28th, and reflect significant changes in ranking since the first debate. CEO Carly Fiorina slipped to 3% support, alongside former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, Ohio governor John Kasich, and New Jersey governor Chris Christie. Carson’s campaign has nearly tripled with support since July, and continues to see steady progress, especially among “value voters,” or those who cite social issues as top concerns.
Contributor: Katie Sun