THE GOP ODD COUPLE – Monmouth University Poll: Dr. Ben Carson Ties Donald Trump with 23% A Piece in Iowa … Carly Fiorina in 3rd Place with 10%


THE GOP POLITICAL ODD COUPLE: Ben Carson Ties Donald Trump in Iowa …

In the most recent Monmouth University poll, the soft spoken Ben Carson has tied the outspoken and never at a loss for words Donald Trump at 23%. The political odd couple could not be farther apart in style; however, has one very obvious similar characteristic, they are both political outsiders. The retired neurosurgeon has an incredible favorability rating of 81% favorably, compared with just 6% unfavorable.

Keeping up with the anti-political establishment theme, former business executive Carly Fiorina is in third place in the poll with 10%. How telling is this poll when it comes to Iowans and how they feel about the GOP establishment? Three candidates for the GOP nomination, Trump, Caron and Fiorina, garner 56% of the support. One would think the GOP would get a clue as to how pissed off the electorate is at them and their lack of action and guts they have put forth when the base has given them both the House and the Senate. Rounding out the rest of the poll is Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) at 9%, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker with 7%, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush came in at 5%, Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio at 4% each, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul at 3%, and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and former Sen. Rick Santorum (PA) with 2%.


Donald Trump and Ben Carson are tied for the lead of Republican presidential candidates in the first-in-the-nation caucus state of Iowa, according to a Monmouth University poll released on Monday.

The survey found Trump and Carson taking 23 percent support each.

It’s the first survey of Iowa released this month not to show Trump all alone at the top, and further evidence of Carson’s polling strength.

Retired neurosurgeon Carson has the best favorability rating in the field, with 81 percent saying they have a positive view of him, against only 6 percent who said they view him unfavorably.

While billionaire businessman Trump leads in the poll among Tea Party conservatives and men, Carson leads among Evangelicals and women.

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    One Response to “THE GOP ODD COUPLE – Monmouth University Poll: Dr. Ben Carson Ties Donald Trump with 23% A Piece in Iowa … Carly Fiorina in 3rd Place with 10%”

    1. kashekamon on September 1st, 2015 2:16 pm

      I really don’t care for Ben Carson. I doubt that what we need is a retired neuro-surgeon. We need a lot of brain work done in this country but done by other means.

      Another black president is not the answer We know from experience that a black president breeds nothing but trouble among the black population. They think because of this they can do anything they want.

      Why not ask him some question as to how he would of handled the trayvon martin case or the michael brown case, will he be another let’s feed the fire on violence.

      His take on immigration is to bomb the caves the illegals and cartels are hiding in…..but….first make sure the caves are empty. Your going to send our security into a cave full of guns held by the drug cartel and guides leading illegals. How STUPID is that? Well then, you go first. Can’t even his take on the isis crisis! I do not see why this guy wants to be president or even thinks he should be, he has-zero experience in anything we need. I think he is a very bad choice for a candidate. It’s double trouble.

      I used to have a great deal of respect for Colin Powell until obama became a candidate. Then he became a totally different person in support of him. Then it wasn’t about our country, it wasn’t about being a Republican it was all about race.

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