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New Hampshire Republican Primary Shock: Ben Carson Jumps Into Lead

PPP, 11/1-11/3
New Hampshire GOP Primary

  • Carson: 15
  • Bush: 15
  • Huckabee: 11
  • Christie: 11
  • Paul: 10
  • Cruz: 10
  • Rubio: 7
  • Ryan: 7
  • Perry: 3

There has been a lot of speculation as to whether rising conservative favorite Dr. Ben Carson would run for the Republican nomination in 2016 and a new PPP poll out of New Hampshire certainly suggests that he may be in good position if he does.

The poll, conducted between November 1 and November 3, sampling 673 Republican primary voters, found that Carson is tied with former Florida Governor Jeb Bush atop the rankings with 15 percent apiece.

With Carson in the race, it appears that Kentucky Senator Rand Paul takes a hit since they both seem to appeal to the Tea Party wing of the party. Paul, who has led or ranked high in most New Hampshire polls, is at 10 percent in the latest survey, behind New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, who each have 11 percent.

Fellow Tea Partier Ted Cruz is tied with Paul at 10 percent while Florida Senator Marco Rubio and Wisconsin Congressman are tied with 7 percent apiece.

Texas Governor Rick Perry is dead last with 3 percent while 11 percent of respondents said they prefer someone else or remain undecided.