A new national poll out today shows 2016 presidential candidate Ben Carson falling from the top of the race for the Republican nomination amidst voters' doubts about his experience and the strength of his leadership.
The neurosurgeon garners 16 percent support in a new Quinnipiac University poll released today, dropping 7 percentage points in the last month to trail frontrunner Donald Trump by double-digits.
Trump garnered 27 percent support, while Sen. Marco Rubio took 17 percent and Sen. Ted Cruz earned 16 percent. All other GOP candidates earned 5 percent or less. Carson had been neck-and-neck for the lead with the real estate mogul in early November.
But now, he's locked in a battle with Rubio and Cruz, both of whom are seeing their highest support in months.
I think we all knew this Ben Carson thing had a shelf life, but the fact that Trump still manages to retain his hold on the lead position seems to indicate that arrogance, name recognition, and the ability to lie with a straight face are the most important qualities to the GOP base.