CNN anchors admitted surprise Tuesday at their own poll showing Dr. Ben Carson seemingly coming out of nowhere to place second among Republicans for the 2016 presidential nomination.
Still, they weren’t too high on the retired pediatric neurosurgeon’s chances for success.
“The Lead with Jake Tapper” reported that a new CNN/ORC poll showed 2016 GOP nominee Mitt Romney first with 20 percent support to Carson’s 10 percent.
But Romney has repeatedly insisted he won’t seek the Oval Office again, so the poll asked the same question without him in the mix. That poll showed former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush out front with 14 percent and Carson only 3 points behind at 11 percent.