Poll: Carson tops list of potential running mates for Trump ticket
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Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson tops the list of potential running mates for Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpKoch-backed group launches six-figure ad buy against Heitkamp Anti-abortion Dem wins primary fight Lipinski holds slim lead in tough Illinois primary fight MORE if the businessman wins the GOP presidential nomination, according to a new poll.

Carson is the choice of 11 percent of Republican and GOP-leaning independent voters, a Morning Consult poll released Monday found. 

Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioRubio: McCabe 'should've been allowed to finish through the weekend' For Tillerson, bucking Trump became a job-killer At least six dead after pedestrian bridge collapses on cars in Florida MORE and Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzCruz says Cambridge Analytica assured him its practices were legal Dem battling Cruz in Texas: ‘I can understand how people think this is crazy’ Overnight Tech: Facebook faces crisis over Cambridge Analytica data | Lawmakers demand answers | What to watch for next | Day one of AT&T's merger trial | Self-driving Uber car kills pedestrian MORE, the candidates right behind Trump in the GOP race, are tied for second, with 9 percent each.
John Kasich, also a Republican presidential candidate, follows with 8 percent, tied with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who endorsed Trump last week after dropping out of the GOP race in February.
Carson's business manager, Armstrong Williams, told The Hill on Tuesday that Carson wouldn't be dropping out of the GOP race, despite not having any potential state wins in sight.
The soft-spoken retired neurosurgeon himself indicated Tuesday morning that he's been asked by Republican Party officials to suspend his campaign.
Cruz, Rubio and a slew of pundits have called on Carson to drop out of the race amid an effort to coalesce around a single alternative to Trump.
Thirty-eight percent of those surveyed over the weekend didn't list a hypothetical VP for Trump. The survey of 2,002 registered voters was conducted Feb. 26-27 with a margin of error of 2 points.