Poll: Trump, Carson neck and neck atop GOP field
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Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpAccuser says Trump should be afraid of the truth Woman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians Shulkin says he has White House approval to root out 'subversion' at VA MORE and Ben CarsonBenjamin (Ben) Solomon CarsonHUD watchdog looking into involvement of Carson's family at agency Ethics watchdog calls for probe of Carson family role at federal agency Thanks to Trump and Pence, America's relationship with Israel is stronger than ever MORE are running neck and neck atop the 2016 Republican presidential field, according to a new national poll.

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The NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released Sunday morning found 21 percent support from Republican primary voters for Trump and 20 percent for Carson.

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 Antonio RubioColbert: Students taking action on gun violence 'give me hope' Lawmakers feel pressure on guns Florida lawmaker's aide fired after claiming shooting survivors were 'actors' 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 CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzOvernight Health Care: Trump eases rules on insurance outside ObamaCare | HHS office on religious rights gets 300 complaints in a month | GOP chair eyes opioid bill vote by Memorial Day HHS official put on leave amid probe into social media posts Trump, Pence to address CPAC this week 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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