Rupert Murdoch took to Twitter Saturday morning to praise Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson. According to the conservative media tycoon, Carson might be “the one to beat” in the 2016 election.
Ben Carson polls improving every week. Maybe the one to beat. Irreproachable on background, achievements, character, vision.
— Rupert Murdoch (@rupertmurdoch) September 5, 2015
Carson’s ratings in national and primary polls have steadily risen since the first GOP debate in August. A Monmouth University poll of likely Iowa Republican caucusgoers released Monday showed the retired neurosurgeon tied with Donald Trump at the front of the Republican field. While each candidate received 23 percent of likely cacusgoers’ support, Carson’s 81 percent approval rating soared above Trump’s rating of 52 percent.
Earlier in the summer, Murdoch criticized Trump, the GOP frontrunner, for “embarrassing” the country. He and Trump have since cleared the air.