For John, BLUF: One sees some sorting out, but Trump and Carson still leading. Nothing to see here; just move along.
From the polling outfit, Rasmussen, dated Friday the 13th, we have "Here’s How the GOP Race Looks Now".
The outsiders are still leading the pack in Rasmussen Reports’ latest look at the Republican presidential primary race following Tuesday night’s debate.I know the professional politicians say that (1) those who support Mr Trump and Dr Carson won't show up to vote in the Primaries and (2) everyone will sober up and go for a professional who can beat Ms Clinton. Maybe.
Our latest national telephone survey of Likely Republican Primary Voters shows Donald Trump with 27% support. Twenty percent (20%) say they would vote for Dr. Ben Carson if the GOP presidential primary were held in their state today.
Senator Marco Rubio of Florida picks up 16% of the vote, while 13% prefer Senator Ted Cruz of Texas. Eight percent (8%) say they would vote for former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, while support for ex-Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina has fallen back to four percent (4%). Seven percent (7%) say they would choose one of the other candidates in the race. Five percent (5%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Regards — Cliff