Jeb Tumbles To 4 Percent And Trump Holds Big Lead In Pew Research Poll

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October 2, 2015 2:28 p.m.

Political outsiders Donald Trump and Dr. Ben Carson led among Republican or Republican-leaning primary voters in a poll from the Pew Research Center released Friday.

Trump polled at 25 percent while Carson polled at 16 percent.

Another 25 percent of those surveyed said they “don’t know” who to choose.

Sen. Marco Rubio (FL) and former technology executive Carly Fiorina tied for third at 8 percent.

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (who earlier in the week was trying to convince early morning television hosts that he was “having fun” on the campaign trail) polled at 4 percent.

That put Bush’s support only above Sen. Rand Paul (KY) and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and tied with “other” among the eight possible choices for voters. “Other” included candidates who polled at less than 2 percent.

The survey was conducted among 1,502 adults via landline and cell phone, including 566 Republican and Republican-leaning voters who may vote in primary or caucus, from Sept. 22 to 27. The margin of error overall was 2.9 points, but among registered Republican voters, it was 4.7 points.

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