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New Poll Says Carson Is The Favorite For Trump's Potential VP Pick

In a Morning Consult poll, 11 percent of Republican and Republican-leaning independent voters thought Trump should pick Carson as his vice president.

By Briana Altergott | March 1, 2016

Dr. Ben Carson has refused to drop out of the presidential race, despite his relatively low polling numbers.

But the retired neurosurgeon is seemingly leading the pack in another area.

In a Morning Consult poll released Monday, 11 percent of Republican and Republican-leaning independent voters thought Donald Trump should choose Carson as his vice president, should he score the presidential nomination.

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Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio each got 9 percent of the vote, and John Kasich and Chris Christie each took 8 percent.

Nearly 40 percent of those polled said they weren't sure who Trump should pick, or they didn't have an opinion.

As for whether Carson would consider serving as vice president under Trump, he seemed open to the idea during an interview with Fox Business last month.

"I certainly would sit down and discuss it with him," Carson said.

Media outlets have speculated in recent weeks, if he scores the Republican nomination, Trump could look to Florida Gov. Rick Scott, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, former rival Carly Fiorina or former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate.

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