Car­son nar­rowly beats Don­ald Trump in new poll

Daily Trust - - INTERNATIONAL -

A re­tired neu­ro­sur­geon has knocked Don­ald Trump off top spot in the Re­pub­li­can pres­i­den­tial cam­paign.

Ben Car­son takes a nar­row lead in in a New York Times/ CBS News poll, oust­ing the New York busi­ness­man who has led the pack for nearly four months.

The news comes on the eve of the third TV de­bate for Re­pub­li­can con­tenders.

The next-ranked can­di­dates are Marco Ru­bio, Jeb Bush and Carly Fio­r­ina but they are a long way be­hind.

The con­ser­va­tive Mr Car­son, who has ex­pressed ex­treme views on a range of is­sues, has 26% of Re­pub­li­can pri­mary voter sup­port, ac­cord­ing to the tele­phone poll of 575 vot­ers.

His lead of 4% over Mr Trump is well within the 6% mar­gin of er­ror.

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