A new Monmouth national poll has Ben Carson jumping from 5% to a whopping 18%, just behind Donald Trump who is at an all time high of 30%. Here’s how the field weighs out for the top ten:
Here’s the breakdown from the poll of all candidates. Note that Jeb Bush has indeed fallen, just as Trump said in his press conference:
I’m glad to see Ted Cruz in third, tied with Jeb, but I do wish his numbers were higher. At least he has been consistent throughout the year, even adding 2 points from that last poll. Perhaps he will explode to the top at some point. There’s still a lot of time and many debates left.
As always, here’s the lowdown on the poll:
The Monmouth University Poll was conducted by telephone from August 31 to September 2, 2015 with 1,009 adults in the United States. This release is based on a sample of 366 registered voters who identify themselves as Republicans or lean toward the Republican Party. This voter sample has a margin of error of +5.1 percent. The poll was conducted by the Monmouth University Polling Institute in West Long Branch, NJ.