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Quinnipiac Poll: Trump 23 Carson 17 Rubio 12

trumpFor a contest infamous for its unpredictability, relatively little has changed over the last six weeks in the Keystone State.

According to the latest Quinnipiac poll, the top four spots in the 2016 PA GOP presidential contest are the same as they were in August.

Donald Trump is out ahead with 23%, while Ben Carson takes the silver with 17% and Marco Rubio gets the bronze at 12%. Even Carly Fiorina remains in fourth place with 8%.

There was also surprisingly little movement among the four. Trump dropped a point, Carson went up four, Rubio gained two and Fiorina also moved up one percent.

Rounding out the field were: Ted Cruz (6%), Chris Christie (5%), Jeb Bush (4%), Mike Huckabee (4%), John Kasich (3%), Rick Santorum (2%), Bobby Jindal (1%), George Pataki (1%) and Rand Paul (1%).

General Election Match-Ups

Despite being the Republican front-runner, however, Trump was the only one of five GOP candidates to not win a single head-to-head match-up with Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders.

Meanwhile, Carson bests all three. The neurosurgeon is ahead of Clinton 49 to 40%, Biden 47% to 42% and Sanders 47% to 37%.

Rubio has the advantage over Clinton (45/42) and Sanders (45/39). Fiorina finishes ahead of Clinton (45/41) and Sanders (44/40) too.

Finally, Jeb Bush prevails over the ex-Secretary of State (46/40) and Vermont Senator (44/42) as well.

This survey was conducted by Quinnipiac University using live interviewers calling land lines and cell phones from September 25th to October 5th. They contacted 427 registered Republicans, 442 registered Democrats and a total of 1,049 registered voters. The margin of error is +/- 4.7% among Republicans and +/- 3% overall.

11 Responses

  1. I can believe Carson said this, but for a brain surgeon he has no understanding of how the mind works. He might have charged to find no one behind him. Bang!! Carson is dead. To organize and execute an attack, takes time. The shooter did not wait for that,immediately taking out the prof, who most students would have looked to for leadership.
    Most people have self-preservation as their first reaction, not to sacrifice their life to save others. Plus, the shooter had auto pistols and could easily take out 10-15 before reloading. So shooting one at a time takes about 5 seconds total. Realistically, only the vet with military training knew to react to defend, and he is lucky to be alive despite multiple gunshot wounds.

  2. “From the indications I got, they did not rush the shooter,” Carson said on CBS This Morning discussing the Oregon shooting. “The shooter can only shoot one person at a time, he cannot shoot a group of people.”

    Carson suggested that the victims should have rushed the shooter to prevent more lives from being lost, telling ABC News yesterday that he would have confronted the gunman and would have instructed people to attack the gunman.

    “I said what I would do. … I would ask everyone to attack the gunman,” Carson told ABC News. “That way we wouldn’t all end up dead.”

  3. This is the best news for Rubio. By Super Tuesday, Trump and Carson will have said enough terrible things to cut into their numbers. Gradually offending more people may sure up your base, but it really cuts out the fringe. Fiorina can keep telling everyone what a great job creator she was, but enough of the truth of her train wreck stint at HP will become part of the common discourse that it will reinforce right wing America’s sexist beliefs of women’s capabilities and they will move on. Make no mistake, Rubio has not been the super conservative that many want, but some crafty campaigning and that pretty mug of his, and he will be the cream that rises.

  4. gulag – Fiorina is not a clown. And clowns would object to you lumping Carson in with them …

  5. Carson said that “the devil” created the idea of evolution …. No kidding … He also said that he would “just stand there” if he was being fired upon (with a gun). LMAO at the Repervlican party.

  6. Carson Fiorina will end up being the ticket. They will crush anyone in PA that the dems put up. One more reason why toomey will win reelection by 7 to 10 pts.

  7. Wwo … D’s everywhere are hoping Trump is the nominee. Rubio would be their second choice.

  • Does the NYC Verdict Make You More or Less Likely to Vote For Trump in 2024?

    • Less Likely (36%)
    • More Likely (34%)
    • Makes No Difference (30%)

    Total Voters: 112

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