MU Law Poll: Carson pulls ahead of Trump in Wisconsin

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Neurosurgeon Ben Carson at the Milwaukee Republican debate.

In the latest Marquette Law Poll, released this afternoon, Ben Carson edged out Donald Trump as the leading presidential candidate among Wisconsin voters.

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Neurosurgeon Ben Carson at the Milwaukee Republican debate Nov. 10.

The retired neurosurgeon garnered 22 percent of respondents’ support, while the business magnate had 19 percent, tied with Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.

In September’s Law Poll, Trump held the lead at 20 percent, with Carson at 16 percent and Rubio with 14 percent.

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz had 9 percent support from those polled, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush had 6 percent, and retired businesswoman Carly Fiorina had 5 percent.

In the Democratic presidential race, 50 percent of voters supported former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, while Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders advanced to 41 percent.

In September’s Law Poll, Clinton had 42 percent among Democrats, Sanders had 30 percent and Biden had 17 percent. Biden has since dropped out of the race.

The random poll was conducted from Nov. 12 to 15 by both landline and cell phone among 803 registered voters. The political affiliation of respondents worked out to 374 Democrats and 326 Republicans.

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Molly Dill, former BizTimes Milwaukee managing editor.

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