Certainly, America is still at the earliest point in the GOP primary for 2016–and anything can happen. But the polls right now are showing some very interesting things. For instance, all three of the non-politicians are up big time, with Trump, Carson and Fiorina leading all the elected officials in the race. Now, a new poll says that after the debates, both Carly Fiorina and Dr. Ben Carson have surged.
On the night of the latest debate and during the next day, Rasmussen asked likely voters who they thought the likely nominee for the GOP would be. Interestingly, Jeb Bush is far down the list in this new Rasmussen poll.
Carly Fiorina had the biggest surge; 41 percent of voters think she might be the next nominee. That is up from a mere 16 percent when the same question was asked in May.
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For his part, the new poll of likely voters shows that retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has surged to a statistical tie with real estate mogul Donald Trump. Carson stands at 59 percent today. He was only at 25 percent a few months ago.
In fact, in this new poll, he just barely edged Trump out with Trump’s 58 percent.
Notice what these results are saying, though. It is saying that at this time, the voters are rebelling against the elected class. All three of the candidates who have been surging in the polls are non-politicians. Trump is a businessman, Carson a retired doctor, and Fiorina a retired CEO.
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As to Bush, the once assumed leader has been stuck at 40 percent in this poll for months; and while the others surge, Bush has merely treaded water–not a good sign for his campaign. In fact, 53 percent told Rasmussen that Bush is not likely to win the nomination. This shows Bush is underwater.
Now, whether this love of the outsiders continues all the way to Primary Day and thence to the General Election, one can’t say. But right now, voters seem to be sick and tired of anyone who has been walking the halls of America’s capitol.
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