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Carson Accuses Cruz Campaign of Dirty Tricks

At many of the precincts, the information was disseminated that I was suspending my campaign, that I had dropped out. And anybody who was planning to vote for me was wasting their vote and therefore they should reconsider.

— Ben Carson, accusing Sen. Ted Cruz’s campaign of telling voters at Iowa precincts that Carson had dropped out of the race, TPM reports.

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What We All Suspected About Ben Carson

I think he’s just living in an alternative universe.

— Former Ben Carson campaign manager Barry Bennett, talking to Politico about his old boss.

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Trump Maintains National Lead

35%

Donald Trump’s lead over the GOP presidential field, followed by Ted Cruz at 18% and Marco Rubio at 15%, according to the NBC News/SurveyMonkey Tracking Poll. Key takeaway: “Perhaps surprisingly, Trump also has the highest support among white evangelical voters — 33%. Although Ben Carson did fairly well among white evangelicals (12%), the group heavily favored Trump. Cruz also did well with white evangelicals, with 2 in 10 supporting him.”

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Carson Tops Cruz’ $20 Mil Fourth-Quarter Haul

$23 million

Amount Ben Carson’s campaign raised in the last three months of 2015 — one-upping Ted Cruz’s fourth-quarter haul of nearly $20 million,” Politico reports.

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Is Ben Carson a Candidate or an Enterprise?

$32 million

Amount Carson Enterprises has brought in through the end of September — “more than any other 2016 Republican candidate,” according to Politico. “That fundraising prowess continues, even as [Ben Carson’s] poll numbers decline. His campaign manager Barry Bennett said Thursday they raised about $20 million since the beginning of October, matching their extraordinary summertime pace. Speaking fees over a nearly two-year period raked in $4.3 million. And his nonprofit continues to raise money.”

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Despite Global Condemnation, Trump’s Lead Grows Nationally

35%

Donald Trump is holding on to his commanding lead in the Republican race for the White House after his call for a ban on Muslims entering the United States was condemned worldwide, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll. Trump leads with 35%, followed by Ben Carson at 12%, Ted Cruz at 10% and Jeb Bush at 10%.

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Carson May Be Leading Among Actual Voters

27%

Ben Carson’s lead, followed by Marco Rubio at 17% and Donald Trump at 15%, in a new Monkey Cage poll in Iowa that finds that non-voters may be driving Donald Trump’s popularity. “To build a sample, we began with the list of registered voters in Iowa and stratified our sample by factors like age and sex. Other pollsters have done something similar. However, what we did — but other have not — is stratify the sample based on another factor: Whether or not people had voted in at least one primary election since 2006.”

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Lies, Damned Lies and Trump/Carson Lies

When Hillary Clinton lies, she generally does so with legalistic care. You get the sense that she knows what the exact truth is. But you also get the sense that she knows she’ll suffer if she provides the whole truth, so she shades the facts with interpretations and embellishments that flatter or favor her. … Trump’s and Carson’s lies, on the other hand, come from the land of bullshit, that wonderful place where loose facts and wishful thinking mate to produce a quotable soundbite. They’re not trying to deceive you in a Clintonian fashion. They’re indifferent to the truth, content to say the first things that pop into their brains.

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Cruz Surges in New National Poll

21%

A new Reuters poll finds Ted Cruz surging with 21% of the vote in second place behind Donald Trump, who leads the GOP presidential race nationally with 33%, followed by Ben Carson at 12%, Marco Rubio at 11% and Jeb Bush at 8%.

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Want a ‘Know Nothing’ President? Vote for Carson

The candidate’s advisers are saying on the record he doesn’t know anything, has trouble learning anything, and cannot seem to recall even what little information he has managed to assimilate. I don’t see how a Carson presidency could go wrong.

— Jonathan Chait, in New York Magazine.