In an interview with Neil Cavuto today, Ben Carson touted his abilities as a “problem-solver” in response to critics who question his lack of political experience.

During the interview, Cavuto played a clip of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee saying the White House is not “an entry-level job” and raising the question of whether Carson, a retired Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon, was equipped to handle thorny international issues.

Carson responded that he is not “one-dimensional” and went on to list a number of his accolades outside the field of medicine, including starting a national award-winning non-profit organization.

“How many of [my competitors] have done that?" Carson asked. "I don’t know, but I can tell you one thing: A person who knows how to solve problems can solve problems in lots of different arenas.”

In a recent NBC/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll, Carson came in second place with 19 percent of the vote among Iowa GOP voters and tied for fourth place with ten percent among New Hampshire GOP voters. His campaign raised more than $20 million in the past three months.

On the surge of support for Carson despite his “outsider” status, he said “People are starting to think for themselves. And I think that’s going to be the salvation of our nation.”

Watch the full interview above.