Ben Carson Leads New National Poll from Monmouth University; Scott Walker Second; Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio Tied for Third

Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson speaks during a campaign stop at the Mount Pleasant Farmers Market on May 26, 2015 in Mt Pleasant, South Carolina. Joe Raedle/Getty Images North America
Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson speaks during a campaign stop at the Mount Pleasant Farmers Market on May 26, 2015 in Mt Pleasant, South Carolina.
Joe Raedle/Getty Images North America

A new national poll shows that no candidate has emerged as the front-runner among the Republican presidential candidates, but retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson holds a narrow lead at the head of the pack.

Monmouth University’s national survey released Monday shows Carson receiving support from 11 percent of Republican voters, followed by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker at 10 percent, and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio tied at 9 percent.

Patrick Murray, director of Monmouth’s polling institute, noted that the results fail to show a top tier, much less a clear frontrunner.

Carson and Rubio gained the most ground — four percentage points — since Monmouth’s last poll in April, while Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Donald Trump, and Bush lost the most.

“While former governor Jeb Bush formally announces his candidacy today, it is fellow Floridian and current U.S. Senator Marco Rubio who seems to have enjoyed greater momentum in the past few weeks,” a release from Monmouth said.

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SOURCE: The Washington Examiner
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