Nationally, there appears, at the moment, one Republican to beat in national polls and that is Ben Carson whose numbers are on the rise while Donald Trump is losing ground. Carson is the man to watch.
Trump is still far in the lead in New Hampshire but Rubio has tripled his numbers since the debate.
The NBC/WSJ poll shows Ben Carson has surged into the lead of the national Republican presidential race, getting support from 29 percent of GOP primary voters, according to a brand-new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.
Donald Trump is at 23 percent, Marco Rubio at 11 percent, Ted Cruz at 10 percent and Jeb Bush at 8 percent.
Jeb Bush has launched another comeback after saying he has to do better, insisting he didn’t about the release of hit notes about Marco Rubio by his staff, and he said he’s been too controlled and doing what his campaign has been telling him to do. He hasn’t been himself and it’s not working, he said. His aide tweeted that “comebacks take time” this morning after the latest Monmouth poll was released.
According to a new Monmouth poll of New Hampshire voters published Monday, Marco Rubio has tripled his support in New Hampshire, propelling him into third place. He went from 4% to 13%, edging in on Dr. Carson at 16%.
Donald Trump is still way in the lead at 26%.
Chris Christie increased by 3% and Fiorina and Trump went down by 2%.
The other candidate’s vote share changed by more than one percentage point since September in New Hampshire.
When voters’ first and second choices are combined, Trump (35%), Carson (31%), and Rubio (27%) clearly stand out from the rest of the field, including Kasich (18%), Cruz (18%), Bush (17%), Fiorina (14%), and Christie (13%).
Rubio is the only one who has shifted significantly.
The RCP polling data Matchup: