This Republican Candidate SURGES In Iowa; Ties Trump

September 03, 2015Sep 03, 2015

Someone's threatening to trump Donald's lead.  A Monmouth University Poll of Republicans in Iowa likely to go to the GOP caucus shows presidential candidate Ben Carson at a tie with Donald Trump with 23% support.


Director of New Jersey's Monmouth University Polling Institute, Patrick Murray described the renowned neurosurgeon's rise to popularity this way: "These results mark a significant shake-up in the leaderboard from Monmouth’s Iowa poll taken before the first debate.  Carson and, to a lesser extent, Fiorina have surged, while Walker has faded into the background.” 

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina garnered 10% support in the poll while Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker got 7%.  Ted Cruz received 9% with Jeb Bush getting 5%.

Among Iowa Republicans, 81% have a positive opinion of Carson while 52% feel the same about Trump.  Fiorina is at 67%.

Do you think Carson has a chance of toppling Trump?  Are there any other candidates that can overtake him?