Poll: Donald Trump Hits Highest Mark Yet, But Carson is Close Behind

Real estate mogul Donald Trump hasn't let go of his lead in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, and former neurosurgeon Ben Carson is still a close second place, a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll shows.

One in four Republican primary voters said they would vote for Trump in the primary, his highest level of support in the poll since entering the 2016 race, and Carson's 22 percent of Republican voters remains within the margin of error of his first place rival, NBC News reported. But Carson boasts the highest share of voters who say they can see themselves supporting him, with 74 percent.

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is in third place in the poll, leading with 13 percent of GOP voters, while Ted Cruz (at nine percent) and Jeb Bush (eight percent) are in fourth and fifth place, respectively.

The new poll, which surveyed respondents between October 15 and October 18, saw a slight dip in support for former HP executive Carly Fiorina, who fell from 11 percent last month to seven percent this month

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