Trump, Carson pulling away from GOP field

Political outsiders Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump reversed course on flavored e-cigarette ban over fear of job losses: report Trump to award National Medal of Arts to actor Jon Voight Sondland notified Trump officials of investigation push ahead of Ukraine call: report MORE and Ben Carson are pulling away from the rest of the 2016 Republican presidential field, according to a new poll.


Trump attracts support from 33 percent of Republican-leaning voters in a Washington Post/ABC News national poll released Monday morning, while Carson has 20 percent.

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, their closest rival, has 8 percent, followed by Sens. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzOvernight Defense: Erdoğan gets earful from GOP senators | Amazon to challenge Pentagon cloud contract decision in court | Lawmakers under pressure to pass benefits fix for military families Erdoğan gets earful from GOP senators at White House Senators confirm Erdoğan played 'propaganda' video in White House meeting MORE (Texas) and Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioGOP senators plan to tune out impeachment week Republicans warn election results are 'wake-up call' for Trump Paul's demand to out whistleblower rankles GOP colleagues MORE (Fla.) at 7 percent apiece.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is at 2 percent in the new poll, down 13 points from July for the sharpest decline among Republicans.

Former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonImpeachment hearings don't move needle with Senate GOP GOP divided over impeachment trial strategy 'Too Far Left' hashtag trends on Twitter MORE is still the top pick for Democratic-leaning voters, with 42 percent. Her support, however, has dropped below 50 percent for the first time in Washington Post/ABC News polls, falling 21 points since July. Her support among women has tanked, falling from 71 percent to 42 percent, during that period.

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBiden says he won't legalize marijuana because it may be a 'gateway drug' Democrats seize on report of FedEx's Bernie Sanders tax bill to slam Trump's tax plan If we want to save earth, we need to change how we eat MORE (I-Vt.) and Vice President Biden follow with 24 percent and 21 percent, respectively. Sanders has gained 10 points since July, while Biden has gained 9 points since then amid increasing interest in a potential bid.

A majority of Americans surveyed, 55 percent, including a third of Democrats, said they disapproved of the way Clinton has handled questions about her use of private email while serving as secretary of State.

— This report was updated at 7:18 a.m.