Trump Dismisses Carson’s Rise In The Polls: He’s Been Advertising In Iowa

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a news conference, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, in Dubuque, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
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Donald Trump on Wednesday morning brushed off questions about a Monmouth University poll released this week that showed Trump and Ben Carson tying for the lead among likely Iowa Republican caucusgoers.

During an interview in ABC’s “Good Morning America,” host George Stephanopoulos asked Trump about the poll and “the threat posed by Ben Carson in Iowa.”

“I like Ben a lot. He’s a good guy,” Trump responded. “But he’s been spending a tremendous amount of advertising money out in Iowa.”

Trump noted that he is still “leading by quite a bit” in other polls, dismissing the outlier with a tie.

“One of them came out, and a little bit surprisingly there was a tie, and I think that’s great,” he said. “But Ben is spending money in Iowa and I’m not. I am out in Iowa quite a bit. I’ve made speeches, quite a few of them, and we have tremendous response and tremendous audiences. But Ben is spending a lot of money in Iowa.”

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