Second Poll Finds Ben Carson Trouncing Donald Trump In Iowa


Another poll of Iowa Republicans found retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson pulling ahead of Donald Trump in the state.

Carson leads Trump 28-19 among likely Republican Iowa caucusgoers, according to a new Bloomberg Politics/Des Moines Register poll released on Friday morning.

The retired neurosurgeon has gained 10 percentage points in Iowa since the last Bloomberg/Des Moines Register poll in August, while Trump has dropped four points.

This is the second recent poll to find Carson unseating Trump as the frontrunner in Iowa. According to a Quinnipiac University poll released on Thursday, Carson led Trump by eight points among likely Republican Iowa caucusgoers.

Following Carson and Trump in the Bloomberg/Des Moines Register poll, 10 percent of likely caucusgoers supported Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and nine percent backed Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL).

Bloomberg/Des Moines Register surveyed 401 likely Republican Iowa caucusgoers via phone Oct. 16-19 with a margin of error plus or minus 4.9 percentage points.

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