Since the last GOP debate, the poll numbers have come out showing some changes to the rankings of the candidates.
According to The Wall Street Journal national poll, Ben Carson led at 29 percent ahead of Trump at 23 percent. Marco Rubio was at 11 percent, Ted Cruz at ten, Jeb Bush at eight, followed by Carly Fiorina, John Kasich, Mike Huckabee and Chris Christie at three, and Rand Paul at two.
At the back of the pack were Jim Gilmore, Rick Santorum, Bobby Jindal, Lindsey Graham and George Pataki at zero percent.
Listen to Glenn's commentary or read the transcript below.
Below is a rush transcript of this segment, it might contain errors.
GLENN: This poll is the latest in the presidential campaign. And yesterday, in case you don't know, we asked for your support. We wrote a letter to the RNC. We talked to all the campaigns. I think -- by this time we've talked to all of them. And we've had the support of many of the campaigns. And we appreciate that. We're trying to get the last and final debate on TheBlaze. It will be the first ever all digital. We'll run it across all of the multi platforms that we have. Television, online. We'll make it free. It will go on radio, Blaze Radio as well. You know, it's a footprint of about 50 million people.
STU: And it will feature a swimsuit competition, one segment.
GLENN: Yes, that's true. If that's what helps, yes.
STU: The Chris Christie part is going to be particularly interesting.
PAT: It will be.
GLENN: It will be. He's not going topless.
STU: Well, no. We would be breaking all sorts of laws.
JEFFY: Well, we should say he won't start that way.
PAT: Skin to win, though. People will start yelling that. Skin to win.
GLENN: Yeah. Every time they get a question that I don't like, I tell them to take off another piece of clothing.
STU: There would be a lot of nudity. A lot of nudity.
PAT: Oh, man.
GLENN: So here's the latest on the poll numbers.
STU: Yes, NBC, Wall Street Journal poll, it's the national poll. And it is Carson, 29 percent. Trump, 23.
PAT: So that's the second one in a row, right?
STU: Yeah, this is -- I think two of the last three national polls that I've seen, at least, have had Carson ahead of Trump. And you have Rubio at 11 percent. Cruz at ten. Jeb Bush at eight. Carly Fiorina and John Kasich -- and, also, excuse me Mike Huckabee and Christie all at three. You have four people at three -- it's Kasich, Fiorina, Huckabee, Christie. Rand Paul at two.
STU: And then Jim Gilcrestmorelandson, Rick Santorum, Bobby Jindal, Lindsey Graham, George Pataki at zero percent.
PAT: That's a real shame for Bobby Jindal.
STU: For Bobby Jindal.
GLENN: Bobby Jindal is so great.
STU: He's not been able to get out of that kiddie table debate area.
PAT: Or the 0 percent area.
GLENN: I don't know why.
PAT: I don't either.
STU: There's just a lot of people, honestly. It seems like there's a lot of people. If Jindal could hold out for a while and a few people jumped out, he might have a chance.
GLENN: I think it's the goal of the establishment was to send a lot of these people in just to crowd the field to keep people like Bobby Jindal out. Just crowd the field. Because they know they had Bobby Jindal. They know they had Santorum.
PAT: They knew Cruz was going to run.
GLENN: Cruz was going to run.
STU: Rand Paul.
GLENN: Paul was going to run. If you crowd the field and get 12, 15 people up there. Pataki doesn't have a chance of winning. Come on.
PAT: Jim Gilmore, nobody even knows his name. Come on.
GLENN: There's no reason for that. There's no reason for Lindsey Graham. He's not going to win.
PAT: Oh, jeez.
STU: There's no reason for Lindsey Graham as a senator, let alone as a president.
GLENN: Well, I was going to say as a president.
STU: There's an argument to be made.
29 percent for Carson is the highest percentage of any Republican in any national poll by the Wall Street Journal by NBC.
GLENN: Wait a minute. Wait. Of all time or just at this time?
STU: This campaign cycle.
STU: So Trump has never been able to get to 29 this whole time. Carson is at --
PAT: In the Wall Street Journal. He's been higher than that in others.
STU: He's hit 30 or 31 in polls separate from this. But usually you want to keep the methodology the same. Compare poll versus poll. So Carson was leading by -- or excuse me was trailing by three points in the poll before that. If you go back to July, he was down by nine points to Trump.
GLENN: Give me the Trump numbers, back from July.
STU: He was at 19, 21, 25, 23.
GLENN: Okay. So kind of flat.
STU: Generally flat.
GLENN: Yeah, he's not necessarily cratering.
STU: It's been more of a Carson increase. From ten, 20, 22, 29. People are on the bandwagon for Ben Carson. I think maybe the most interesting part of this poll is first and second choices. There's so many candidates as you point out, Glenn, that if you have your first choice and that person doesn't get it, who is your second choice? Combine those two numbers together.
So at the bottom, you have Bobby Jindal and Rick Santorum, one percent. I should say, at the very bottom, you have Lindsey Graham and Jim Gilcrestmorelandson at 0 percent.
STU: I just want to make this clear. Lindsey Graham isn't anyone's second choice.
GLENN: He's 1 percent of the population's first choice.
STU: No, no, no, no. He is 0 percent of the population's first choice and 0 percent second choice.
PAT: So that gives him, what, 25, 30 percent?
GLENN: That gives me hope in America.
STU: It does. Okay. So Lindsey Graham, Jim Gilmore, zero. Bobby Jindal, Rick Santorum, 1 percent. So first and second choice combined. At 6 percent, John Kasich, Rand Paul, Chris Christie, at 6 percent. Mike Huckabee at 8 percent. Then Carly Fiorina at 14. Jeb Bush at 15. Ted Cruz at 23.
STU: Marco Rubio, 24.
PAT: All right.
STU: Donald Trump, 35.
STU: Ben Carson, 50. He is at 50 percent, first and second choice.
STU: That is a really strong number.
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