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Ben Carson leads Donald Trump nationally in new poll

Republican presidential candidates Ben Carson (left) and Donald Trump.
Republican presidential candidates Ben Carson (left) and Donald Trump. Mark J. Terrill/Associated Press

A national poll out Tuesday found retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson edging real estate mogul Donald Trump by a small margin.

Carson is leading Trump 26 percent to 22 percent among Republican voters nationwide, according to the New York Times/CBS News poll, which had a 6 percent margin of error.

It’s the first time that Trump has not led in months, according to the New York Times.

The poll, which surveyed 575 Republican primary voters, found Senator Marco Rubio in third place with 8 percent of support, followed by Governor Jeb Bush and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, each at 7 percent.

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Senator Rand Paul, Senator Ted Cruz, former Governor Mike Huckabee, and Governor John Kasich each have 4 percent.

The poll also found that only 28 percent of voters have made up their minds about who they are supporting.

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