New Poll Shows Carson Overtaking Trump in a Key Early State
There's a shake-up at the top of the Republican presidential field in Iowa.
A new Quinnipiac University poll gives Ben Carson an eight-point lead over Donald Trump with more than three months to go until caucus day.
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is running third with 13% support, followed by Senators Ted Cruz (10%) and Rand Paul (6%). Jeb Bush and Carly Fiorina came in at five percent.
On the "no way" list - the percentage of voters who say they would definitely not consider a particular candidate - Trump is at the top, with 30%.
Jeb Bush is next, with 21% saying there is "no way" they would vote for him, while Carson is at the bottom (4%), one point lower than Rubio.
Carson also has a big lead among Iowans with female voters, garnering 33% support, 18 points ahead of Rubio and 21 ahead of Trump.
Trump joked about Carson's lead in a tweet that was later deleted.
The tweet read, ""@mygreenhippo #BenCarson is now leading in the #polls in #Iowa. Too much #Monsanto in the #corn creates issues in the brain? #Trump #GOP.'”
Trump later blamed an intern who "accidentally" re-tweeted a supporter.
The young intern who accidentally did a Retweet apologizes.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 22, 2015
In the segment above, watch "America's Newsroom" co-host and Fox News newcomer Abby Huntsman discuss the numbers with Juan Williams and Mercedes Schlapp.