Latest NBC/WSJ Poll Shows Carson Leads Republican Candidates; PPP Iowa Poll Has Trump and Clinton On Top

bacAccording to the latest NBC/WSJ poll taken at the end of last week, Ben Carson has moved ahead of Donald Trump in the Republican race.

Carson leads with 29 percent followed by Trump at 23 percent, Rubio at 11 percent, Ted Cruz at 10 percent and Jeb Bush at 8 percent.

The NBC/WSJ was conducted from October 25-29th and surveyed 400 Republican primary voters. The poll has a margin of error plus or minus 4.9 percentage points.

The last Republican CNBC debate occurred on October 28th so some of the polling occurred one day after the last debate performance.

According to another poll from public policy polling, the latest PPP Iowa poll shows that Donald Trump leads Republican candidates with 22 percent followed by Carson at 21 percent, Cruz at 14 percent, Rubio at 10 percent, Huckabee and Jindal at 6 percent, and Bush and Fiorina at 5 percent.

Compared to the last poll taken by PPP in mid-September, Trump’s support is down 2 points from 24 percent to 22 percent while Carson’s is up 4 points from 17 percent to 21 percent, putting them in a deadlock.

The biggest gainer is Ted Cruz who went up from 8 percent to 14 percent.

Public policy polling surveyed 638 Republican voters from Oct. 30th- November 1st.

Margin of error is +/- 3.9 percent.

Democrats were also polled in the same October 30th-November 1st PPP poll.

Clinton leads with 57 percent  followed by Sanders at 25 percent and O’Malley at 7 percent.

Next Republican Debates

The next Republican debate will occur on November 10th in Milwaukee sponsored by Fox Business Network and the Wall Street Journal.

Republican candidates will debate again on November 14th in Ames, Iowa sponsored by CBS, Des Moines Register, and KCCI.

On November 15th in Nevada CNN and Salem Radio will hold a debate.

-Johnathan Schweitzer



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