Carson ties Trump at the top in Iowa poll

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Carson ties Trump at the top in Iowa poll.

Retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson and Donald Trump are tied at the top of the Republican field in a new survey of likely Iowa caucus-goers with 23 percent each, according to the results of a Monmouth University poll released Monday.The rapper made his big announcement Sunday night at MTV’s Video Music Awards at the end of a rambling 10-½ minute speech to accept a lifetime achievement award.

NBC’s Alex Jaffe on the Des Moines Register’s latest Iowa poll: “In the Des Moines Register/Bloomberg Politics poll, Sanders is now polling just seven points behind Democratic front runner Hillary Clinton, nearly doubling his share of the vote since the last survey was conducted in May. The survey of Iowa voters by Monmouth University pollsters, released Monday morning, shows Carson and Trump each with 23 per cent of the GOP electorate in the Hawkeye State. The latest Bloomberg Politics/Des Moines Register poll shows the reality television/real estate mogul has the support of 23 percent of “likely Republican caucus participants” in Iowa. And with former tech CEO Carly Fiorina coming in third with 10 per cent, a majority of Iowa Republicans – 56 per cent in all – say they prefer a White House nominee without any political pedigree at all.

Trump vaulted to the top spot by insulting immigrants, women, war heroes, journalists and anyone who crossed him — and doing so with unbridled glee. Biden decides to run for the Democratic presidential nomination, his Senate reputation as a friend to financial institutions could be a significant obstacle, especially if he wants to make inroads with the party’s liberal base, which has become increasingly skeptical and often passionately hostile to anything connected to Wall Street,” writes the New York Times BUSH: POLITICO, from over the weekend: “Three top Jeb Bush fundraisers abruptly parted ways with his presidential campaign on Friday, amid internal personality conflicts and questions about the strength of his candidacy, POLITICO has learned.There are different versions of what transpired. The Florida-based fundraising consultants — Kris Money, Trey McCarley and Debbie Aleksander — have said that they voluntarily quit the campaign and were still working with Bush’s super PAC, Right to Rise Super PAC. The third tier now consists of politicians once thought to be the most formidable bunch – senators and governors with financial backing and decades of preparation for America’s highest office. Others said the three, who worked under the same contract, were let go because they were no longer needed for the current phase of the campaign.” CHRISTIE: “Gov.

Chris Christie of New Jersey said on Saturday that if he were elected president he would combat illegal immigration by creating a system to track foreign visitors the way FedEx tracks packages.” WALKER: His supporters are hoping for a reboot, writes the Washington Post: “These supporters say what is needed now is a return to basics, a more disciplined focus on the issues Walker long has championed in Wisconsin. Besides not being a politician like Trump and having a willingness to speak his mind (no matter how out of it he is), Carson is the antithesis of Trump. They say there also needs to be a clear acknowledgment inside the campaign that the governor has yet to put to rest questions about his readiness to handle the problems and unexpected challenges that confront every president.” And in the AP: “While he’s no different from any of the other Republicans struggling for attention amid the spotlight focused on billionaire businessman Donald Trump, Walker has also endured a series of setbacks of his own making since launching his campaign in mid-July.” From “For more than a century, the tallest mountain on the continent was named after the 25th U.S. president, William McKinley. They’re also unhappy with Republicans in Congress, with 54 percent merely “unsatisfied” and another 21 percent “mad as hell.” Of particular note is the quiet rise of Carson, who couldn’t be more different from Trump, at least in temperament.

Ed Rendell (D-PA) and co-host of “Shark Tank” Kevin O’Leary about 2016 Politics and the surge of anti-establishment candidates, The Nation’s Dave Zirin about today’s Deflategate hearing, InTouch Weekly’s Kim Serafin about last night’s VMA awards. Those numbers, in fact, represent a big victory for him: Last May, in the previous Iowa Poll, Trump scored at only 27 percent favorable and 63 percent unfavorable. For a party in thrall to a natural showman with little known allegiance to Republican ideology, what explains the rise of an otherwise boring doctor who made a name for himself telling off President Obama at the prayer breakfast in 2013? “Trump satisfies the id.

Rick Santorum with 2 per cent each. ‘These results mark a significant shake-up in the leaderboard from Monmouth’s Iowa poll taken before the first debate,’ Monmouth University Polling Institute director Patrick Murray said Monday. Carson satisfies the superego,” said Rick Wilson, a Republican ad maker and strategist told me in an e-mail. “Trump feeds the nationalist, isolationist, sometimes revanchist sentiment of a lost working and lower middle class overcome by change and economic dislocation. He’s the avatar of their anger, even if he asks them to look past all their conservative values to support him.” As for Carson, Wilson said, “Carson is the aspirational story that fills people’s hearts and makes them look at a miracle that could only happen here. The sad subtext of the support is “See, we have our own brilliant black man!” If Carson were former secretary of state Colin Powell, Republicans would be on solid ground. PROGRAMMING NOTES. *** Monday’s “News Nation with Tamron Hall” line-up: Tamron Hall speaks with both Mother Jones Washington Bureau Chief and MSNBC Political Analyst David Corn and GOP Communications Expert and Partner at Maslansky + Partners Lee Carter about the latest political headlines; The Washington Post’s Editor of The Early Lead and Sports Writer Cindy Boren about the Deflategate hearing; and NBC News Meteorologist Bill Karins on the aftermath of Tropical Storm Erika.Full details in Santorum indivd cand skeds *** Monday’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” line-up: NBC’s Andrea Mitchell will interview Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders exclusively, the Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza and Anne Gearan and NBC’s Janet Shamlian and Chris Jansing. *** Monday’s “Live with Thomas Roberts” line-up: Frances Rivera interviews former Trump adviser Roger Stone, former Gov.

A 2011 editorial in The Post argued that such an amendment “would deprive policymakers of the flexibility they need to address national security and economic emergencies. It would revise the Constitution in a way that would give dangerous power to a congressional minority.” “Most of the serious candidates are planning to foment voter interest and peak [in] the weeks before Iowa and New Hampshire,” Glover told me.

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