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November 3, 2015
Carson beating Trump in two national polls; could he be the nominee?
Ben Carson is now beating Donald Trump not only in Iowa but in two national polls; in the latest WSJ/NBC poll, Carson is at 29% and Trump is at 23%, with Rubio and Cruz at 11% and 10%. The previous poll from CBS/NYT had Carson at 26% and Trump at 22%. One poll can be ignored; two are harder to dismiss. I think audiences may be tiring of Trump. I think Trump has been very good on the issue of immigration. When he first came on the scene he was very strong and forceful on the topic. But where has he been in the past month or two? What exciting new proposals has he come out with? His tax plan hasn't seem to catch fire, perhaps because his rates were high (compared to Ted Cruz's 10% flat tax plan) and the fact that he would exclude many people from paying any taxes, giving them an incentive to vote for any tax and spend politician without consequence. When you ask people what does Trump stand for, they immediately think the immigration issue. And not much else. It's an...(Read Full Post)