Trump Sliding? Ben Carson Takes Commanding 14 Point Lead Over The Donald In Latest Iowa Poll http://goo.gl/ln3OyO
Polling for the GOP presidential primary has begun to stretch even the most flexible limits of reality and credibility.
It was just on Friday when we reported that according to “insiders” polled by Politico, the most likely candidate poised to snatch the presidential nomination was Donald Trump. And then everything changed today, when according to a Monmouth University poll Ben Carson now has a 14-point lead over Donald Trump among likely GOP caucus-goers in Iowa.
As reported by CBS, 32% said they back Carson compared to 18% for Trump.
This is a dramatic jump for Carson, who is up 9% compared to last month’s Monmouth Iowa poll, while Trump has slid by 5%. Marco Rubio was also up by 6 percentage points.
According to the latest poll, 10 percent said they support Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, 10 percent said they back Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida and 8 percent said they back former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. Five percent said they back former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, three percent support Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, two percent back former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, two percent support Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and two percent support Ohio Gov. John Kasich.
What is more surprising is how broad Carson’s lead appears to be across practically all verticals: