By Kyle Balluck
Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTrump: Media 'lies' about campaign sources Railroad reregulation is not what Congress intended Trump: 'Check out sex tape' of former Miss Universe MORE and Ben Carson are running neck and neck atop the 2016 Republican presidential field, according to a new national poll.
Carson's support has doubled since July, when he attracted !0 percent in a similar poll.
Carson said Sunday that the poll “reflects what we’ve been seeing out on the road, just tremendous crowds but enormous enthusiasm.”
“And I think it says a lot for the American people, because it means that they’re not necessarily listening to the pundits, that they’re starting to think for themselves,” he added on ABC’s “This Week.” “And that, I think, is what it’s going to take to get us off of this inexorable track toward destruction that we’re on.”
Florida Sen. Marco RubioMarco RubioOvernight Finance: Lawmakers float criminal charges for Wells Fargo chief | Scrutiny on Trump's Cuba dealings | Ryan warns of recession if no tax reform The Trail 2016: Just a little kick Opposition to Obama's radical disarmament agenda has proven effective MORE and Carly Fiorina are tied for third place in the new poll, with 11 percent each.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush nabbed 7 percent. He is followed by Ohio Gov. John Kasich with 6 percent and Texas Sen. Ted CruzTed CruzFour states sue to stop internet transition House approves stopgap funding, averting costly shutdown Overnight Tech: TV box plan faces crucial vote | Trump transition team to meet tech groups | Growing scrutiny of Yahoo security MORE with 5 percent. No other GOP candidate had more than 3 percent support, NBC News said.
Among Democrats, Hillary Clinton’s lead over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders (I) is now just 7 points.
Clinton has 42 percent support nationally, compared to Sanders’s 35 percent. Vice President Joe Biden had 17 percent support.
Clinton held a 60-point lead over Sanders in a similar poll in June.
The NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, conducted Sept. 20-24, has a 6.5 percent margin of error for Republican primary voters. Its margin of error for Democratic voters is 6.1 percent.
This report was updated at 10:29 a.m.
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