Pro-Lifers Carson, Rubio, Cruz and Christie Lead Hillary in New Poll, Carson Ties Her With Women

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Nov 4, 2015   |   2:23PM   |   Washington, DC

Four of the pro-life Republicans seeking the Republican presidential nomination lead pro-abortion Hillary Clinton in a new national poll and pro-life doctor Ben Carson even ties Hillary with women voters.

The latest Quinnipiac poll, coming out one year before Election Day, shows each of the top Republican candidates except Donald Trump running ahead of Hillary Clinton.

Carson leads Clinton by 10 points, 50 percent to 40 percent. Sen. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) beats Clinton 46 percent to 41 percent, as does Gov. Chris Christie.  Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) beats her 46 percent to 43 percent. But businessman Donald Trump Clinton has a 3-point edge over Donald Trump in the poll, 46 percent to 43 percent.

Clinton’s traditional lead among women evaporates as American voters pick Carson over the Democrat 50 – 40 percent. Women go 45 percent for Carson and 44 percent for Clinton, while men back the Republican 55 – 35 percent.

“Is there a doctor in the house? There certainly is and at the moment Dr. Ben Carson is delivering a troubling diagnosis to Secretary Hillary Clinton,” said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll. “With the election one year away, Ben Carson has surgically cut away all but one GOP opponent and taken a scalpel to Hillary Clinton’s lead. But a year is an eternity in presidential campaigns and this race already has left some former front-runners on life support.”



Clinton has the lowest rating for honesty as American voters say 60 – 36 percent she is not honest and trustworthy.

“Clinton gets crushed on character issues, pounded by Carson and closely challenged by Sen. Ted Cruz, Donald Trump and Sen. Marco Rubio.”

From the poll:

Carson gets the best honesty grades among top candidates, a positive 62 – 24 percent.

Carson also gets the highest grades as American voters say 56 – 32 percent that he cares about their needs and problems.

But voters say 50 – 38 percent that Carson does not have the right kind of experience to be president. Voters say 58 – 39 percent that Trump does not have the right experience, the two lowest grades among top candidates.

Carson continues to be a strong voice for the unborn on the campaign trail. In a new interview with Breitbart News, the former neurosurgeon explained how he would work to restore a culture of life in the United States if elected president.