Carson Catches Up to Trump in CBS/NYT National Poll

Carson Catches Up to Trump in CBS/NYT National Poll

Republican presidential candidate retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson answers questions at a news conference after speaking to the Commonwealth Club public affairs forum Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
Republican presidential candidate retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson answers questions at a news conference after speaking to the Commonwealth Club public affairs forum Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

(Politico) – Ben Carson’s steady rise in the polls continued Tuesday, with the retired neurosurgeon running nearly even with Donald Trump in the latest CBS News/New York Times national survey, within the margin of error.

Trump maintained his lead over the Carson, 27 percent to 24 percent, though Carson’s finish reflects an 17-point jump from July, similar to the results of an ABC News/Washington Post poll from Monday that showed him experiencing a 14-point increase during the same period. In July, Trump took in 24 percent.

Behind Carson, the gulf between candidates widens considerably.

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