In a first for Ben Carson's Republican presidential campaign, a survey released Wednesday showed the retired pediatric neurosurgeon edging Donald Trump in Wisconsin — and that the billionaire developer is tied for second place with Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.
Here are the results of the survey by Wisconsin Public Radio:
- Carson: 20 percent.
- Trump and Rubio: 18 percent.
- Ted Cruz: 10 percent.
- Carly Fiorina: 8 percent.
- Jeb Bush, Mike Huckabee and John Kasich: 3 percent.
- Rand Paul and Rick Santorum: 2 percent.
- Chris Christie: 1 percent.
- All remaining candidates, zero percent.
In a hypothetical contest against Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton, the former secretary of state beats:
- Carson 49-45 percent.
- Trump 50-39 percent.
- Jeb Bush 49-39 percent.
In a match-up against Bernie Sanders, the Vermont senator defeats:
- Carson 48-42 percent.
- Trump 55-37 percent.
- Bush 52-38 percent.
The survey of 603 registered voters was conducted last Wednesday through Saturday and has a margin of error of 4 percent.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker dropped out of the race for the GOP nomination in July.
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