Ben Carson Tied for Lead With Trump in Iowa, Poll Finds

New poll shows the retired neurosurgeon practically tied with Donald Trump in the Hawkeye state.
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Transcript for Ben Carson Tied for Lead With Trump in Iowa, Poll Finds
and this morning Donald Trump has some company at the top of the polls. A new poll shows Dr. Ben Carson surging to a first place tie with trump in Iowa. Let's go to Jon Karl for more. You have Carly fiorina in third. Not a professional politician in the bunch. Reporter: That's right. In all of American history we have never elected a president who didn't have either political or military experience. But now republican voters seem to be saying if you have government experience, you need not apply. Could there be a new republican front-runner? Out in Iowa there is or at least co-front-runner. Dr. Ben Carson is now tied with Donald Trump with 23% in the state that will vote first. Coming in third, former HP CEO Carly fiorina at 10%. What do all three have in common? None of them have served a single day in political office. I don't want to be a politician. Reporter: The crowded republican field is jam packed with political experience, nine governors, five senators, but republican voters seem to be saying they just don't care about all that. They want an outsider. They want to get re-elected and I want to save our nation. Reporter: Dr. Carson has an inspiring personal story. He climbed out of the depths of poverty from inner city Detroit to become one of the most highly regard brain surgeon. When I take someone to the operating room I'm operating on the thing that makes them who they are, the skin doesn't make them who they are. The hair doesn't make them who they are and it's time for us to move beyond that. Reporter: Carson is staunchly anti-abortion. He apologized earlier for saying people go into prison straight and come out gay. 81% of Iowa voters say they have a favorable view of Carson, only 6%, George, said unfavorable. That makes him by far the most well liked politician now politician candidate in the race.

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