Donald Trump, Ben Carson Shown Ahead in New Poll

The retired neurosurgeon shares the lead with Trump going into the second GOP debate.
2:05 | 09/14/15

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Transcript for Donald Trump, Ben Carson Shown Ahead in New Poll
And our brand-new ABC news/"washington post" poll. Trump and Ben Carson ring. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump neck and neck. Reporter: We're just two days away from the next big republican debate. A new poll this morning shows trump and Carson's test numb E est -- highest Numbers yet. Trump, 33%. Carson, 20%. Jeb bush, single digits for the first time in any ABC news/"washington post" poll this cycle. This morning, Donald Trump is stronger than ever in the polls. And in Iowa over the weekend, with the new camouflage hat, but keeping the same tough talk strategy. Saying he would hire ruthless negotiators in elected. If I'm elected, I know the smartest. I know the toughest. I know the meanest. Some are just horrible human beings. Reporter: The Donald trumping rivals into political punchlines. Here's the headline. Carly is surging. She's got 3%. I hear Ben, he's surging. But he's way behind me. I don't think Ben has the energy. Reporter: But Dr. Ben Carson on "This week" trying not the take the bait. I recognize I have plenty of energy. Reporter: Either way, voters are listening to the anti-politicians in the race. Trump and Carson with more than 50% of the combined vote in the latest ABC news/"washington post" poll. A sliding Jeb bush is trying to show voters he's the real conservative superhero. Opening his white button down to show a vintage campaign shirt. A reminder, he says, of what leadership looks like. Today, Donald Trump is in the home of the Dallas mavericks. 20,000 seats sold out. Some people are scalping tickets to a presidential political speech. 20,000 seats and probably now ratings records on Wednesday night. Probably so.

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