Carson gains on Trump in new national poll
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Retired neurosurgeon Ben CarsonBen CarsonNoem takes pledge to restore 'patriotic education' in schools Watchdog blames Puerto Rico hurricane relief delays on Trump-era bureaucracy Ben Carson defends op-ed arguing racial equity is 'another kind of racism' MORE is catching up to real estate tycoon Donald TrumpDonald TrumpSanders: Reinstating SALT deduction 'sends a terrible, terrible message' GOP braces for wild week with momentous vote One quick asylum fix: How Garland can help domestic violence survivors MORE in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, according to a new CBS News/New York Times poll.


Trump is supported by 27 percent of GOP primary voters nationally, followed by Carson at 23 percent. That represents a 3-point rise for Trump and 17-point spike for Carson since July.

Those results are comparable to an ABC News/Washington Post poll released Monday that found the pair, who have never held elected office, pulling away from the rest of the GOP field.

In that poll, Carson also saw a surge in support, up 14 points since July.

The survey released Tuesday by CBS and the Times shows the more than dozen other Republican candidates stalled in single digits.

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio all take 6 percent apiece in the poll, with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz at 5 percent.

Similar to the findings of other polls, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has tumbled from 10 percent support in July to 2 percent in the new poll. Bush and Huckabee have also ticked downward since then.

The survey of 376 GOP primary voters was conducted Sept. 9-13 with a margin of error of 6 points.