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SC Poll: Carson Unhurt by Controversies

The latest South Carolina poll has revealed that Ben Carson remains untouched in the standings, despite two weeks of intense media coverage that has directly targeted his past.

The poll placed Donald Trump in the lead with 25 percent of the vote, while Carson came in at a close second with 21 percent.

The Hill reports:

Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) are the only candidates to surge in the new poll, with Cruz now in third at 15 percent and Rubio a narrow fourth at 13 percent. Both senators have jumped 9 percentage points since PPP’s September poll. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush receives just 8 percent.

When GOP primary voters in S.C. were asked about Carson’s recent controversies, 65 percent told the pollsters that his violent youth — “including stabbing a friend and trying to hit his mother over the head with a hammer” — makes no difference to them one way or another. Nine percent said Carson’s violent youth would make them more likely to vote for him and only 22 percent said it would make them less likely.

See the full story at The Hill.

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