The New GOP Presidential Poll That Nobody is Talking About

2016 GOP Candidates

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]As establishment-backed Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush was announcing his candidacy into the already crowded GOP field, a new poll was released that has been getting very little attention.

But it should be.

[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]The latest poll in the Real Clear Politics much-quoted average of polls was released on Monday, showing that non-politician retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson is leading the vast crop of GOP candidates, albeit by only one percent.

The Monmouth University Poll shows, despite what you have heard in the leftstream media, or even FOX News talking heads, that there is no real frontrunner or “favorite to win” like Jeb Bush.

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Instead, it shows a wide open race in which most candidates are within striking distance (includes both declared and undeclared, but probable candidates):

Dr. Ben Carson — 11%
Scott Walker — 10%
Jeb Bush — 9%
Marco Rubio — 9%
Mike Huckabee — 8%
Rand Paul — 6%
Ted Cruz — 5%
Chris Christie — 4%
Rick Perry — 4%
Rick Santorum — 3%
Carly Fiorina — 2%
Lindsey Graham — 2%
Donald Trump — 2%
Bobby Jindal — 1%
John Kasich — 1%
George Pataki — 0%

But the real “winner” in the poll, other than Dr. Carson, was the “undecided” vote. A full 20%, more than any of the sixteen candidates, said that they were undecided at this point, which would be expected this early in the race.[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”553157113d3ff”][vc_column_text]“You would be hard pressed to look at these results and identify an emerging top tier in the Republican field, let alone a so-called front runner,” said Patrick Murray, director of the Monmouth University Polling Institute in West Long Branch, NJ.

The poll has a margin of error of 5%, meaning the field is truly wide open. But it’s telling that the person leading happens to be one with no prior political experience, having never held for or even ran for political office before, with no establishment machine backing whatsoever, Dr. Ben Carson.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Matthew K. Burke
Matthew K. Burke
A former Washington State U.S. Congressional candidate in 2010, Matthew attended the nation’s first modern day Tea Party in 2009 in Seattle, Washington. He also began writing and blogging that year. Matthew became a Certified Financial Planner in 1995 and was a Financial Advisor for 24 years in his previous life. Matthew was one of the three main writers leading a conservative news site to be one of the top 15 conservative news sites in the U.S. in a matter of months. He brings to PolitiStick a vast amount of knowledge about economics as well as a passion and commitment to the vision that our Founding Fathers had for our Republic.
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