Dr. Ben Carson Beats the Odds in Recent Polls, Taking First and Second Place

GOP presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson’s campaign message – “We The People” – seems to be helping him climb in the polls.

“As a child growing up, not in a million years did I think I’d run for president. Today, one month after announcing I would run, I find myself tied for first place in the last two national polls,” Carson wrote in an email to his supporters.

Carson tied for first with four other top GOP candidates in a recent Quinnipiac University poll with 10 percent of the vote nationally.

The others were: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.

In a Quinnipiac University poll taken prior to Carson’s official presidential campaign announcement in early May, he only reached 3 percent.

Carson tied Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) for second in a Bloomberg Politics/Des Moines Register Iowa poll reaching, 10 percent of the vote among likely caucus-goers in that state. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker leads Carson and Paul with 17 percent in that poll.

“Our campaign based on “We The People” is catching fire all across this great country,” Carson says. “The Washington political class is starting to panic. It will not be long until they start attacking us.”

The Real Clear Politics average shows Carson in fourth place among fellow GOP presidential contenders. He follows former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.


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