Carson surges past Trump in Iowa
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GOP presidential candidate Ben CarsonBenjamin (Ben) Solomon CarsonThe Hill's Morning Report - Can Bernie recapture 2016 magic? Democrats veer left as Trump cements hold on Republicans Trump HUD official: 'I don't care if I'm not supposed to be tweeting during the shutdown' MORE has plowed past Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpAverage tax refunds down double-digits, IRS data shows White House warns Maduro as Venezuela orders partial closure of border with Colombia Trump administration directs 1,000 more troops to Mexican border MORE in a second poll of Iowa voters released on Friday.

Carson wins 28 percent of likely Republican caucus-goers in Iowa, according to the Bloomberg Politics/Des Moines Register poll, while Trump gets 19 percent. 

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According to the poll, that represents a 10-point surge for Carson, a retired neurosurgeon, since late August, and a 4-point drop for Trump.

It's the second poll in as many days showing Carson knocking off the billionaire businessman from the top spot in the Hawkeye State, where the real estate tycoon has led for three months. 

Carson beat Trump 28 to 20 percent in a Quinnipiac University Poll released Thursday.

The results suggest social conservatives in Iowa, long a force in the state’s caucuses, may be gravitating toward Carson.

Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzInviting Kim Jong Un to Washington Trump endorses Cornyn for reelection as O'Rourke mulls challenge O’Rourke not ruling out being vice presidential candidate MORE (Texas) is in third place in the Bloomberg poll with 10 percent. Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioOn The Money: Dems set Tuesday vote on Trump's emergency declaration | Most Republicans expected to back Trump | Senate plots to avoid fall shutdown drama | Powell heading before Congress Brown, Rubio trade barbs over ‘dignity of work’ as Brown mulls presidential bid The Hill's Morning Report — Emergency declaration to test GOP loyalty to Trump MORE (Fla.) follows with 9 percent, while former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush ties with Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulThe Hill's Morning Report — Emergency declaration to test GOP loyalty to Trump The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump escalates fight with NY Times The 10 GOP senators who may break with Trump on emergency MORE (Ky.) at 5 percent each. 

Carson is the most positively viewed Republican in the field among Iowa Republicans surveyed, with 84 percent viewing him favorably. Rubio follows at 70 percent, with former businesswoman Carly Fiorina close behind at 66 percent.

Carson is also the second-choice candidate among a plurality of Republican respondents, trouncing the GOP field as the combined first or second choice of 47 percent of Iowa caucus-goers. 
 
Trump follows as the combined first or second choice of 28 percent of those surveyed, with Rubio at 20 percent, Cruz at 19 percent and Fiorina at 17 percent. 

The latest poll showing a rise for Carson and drop-off for Trump comes ahead of the third GOP presidential debate next week in Colorado.

The Bloomberg poll of 401 likely GOP caucus-goers was conducted Oct. 16 to Oct. 19 with a margin of error of 4.9 points.