SHOCK POLL: Trump/Carson Take Nearly 50% of Vote

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This story originally appeard in The Hill:

Donald Trump and Ben Carson combine for nearly half of the total GOP primary vote, according to a poll released by Fairleigh Dickinson University on Friday.

The poll finds Trump still in the lead with 26 percent support, followed closely by Carson with 22 percent support.

The poll was conducted before Carson made his controversial comments about guns this week.

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) finishes third in the poll with 8 percent support, followed by Carly Fiorina, another candidate with no elected office experience, who ties with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush for fourth in the poll with 7 percent support. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee finishes just outside of the top five with 6 percent.

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