Monday, September 28, 2015

New national poll has Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson, the only Black in the race, neck and neck with Donald Trump, with Ohio Governor John Kasich gaining ground at sixth place.... Hillary Clinton remains the front-runner for the Democratic nomination for president....Kasich says that he can beat Clinton in Ohio hands down....By Cleveland Urban News.Com, Ohio's leader in Black digital news

Republican  presidential candidates and front-runners Dr. Ben Carson (right) and Donald Trump
Democratic presidential candidates Sen Bernie Sanders, and front-runner Hillary Clinton
Republican presidential candidate Ohio Governor John Kasich, whose standing has increased since the first GOP debate held in Cleveland
By Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief, Cleveland Urban News. Com and the Cleveland Urban News.Com Blog, Ohio's Most Read Online Black Newspaper and Newspaper Blog. Tel: 216-659-0473. 

Email: Coleman is a 22-year political, legal and investigative journalist who trained for 17 years, and under six different editors, at the Call and Post Newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio.  ( /

CLEVELAND, Ohio- Dr Ben Carson, a retired neurosurgeon and the only Black in the race for president, is now neck and neck with front-runner Donald Trump for the GOP nomination at 20 and 21 percent respectively, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. 
Carly Fiorina is tied for third place with Sen. Marco Rubio, both with 11 percent .
Ohio Gov. John Kasich is now in fifth place with 6 percent, behind Jeb Bush, who has 7 percent. And Kasich, governor of the pivotal state of Ohio since 2011 and a former congressman,  is a percentage point above Sen Ted Cruz, who got 5 percent.
Sen Rand Paul , Gov. Chris Christie and Mike Huckabee polled at 3 percent, 3 percent, and 2 percent respectively.
Hillary Clinton remains the front-runner for the Democratic nomination for president, the poll reveals, and leads Sen. Bernie Sanders by 15 points. 
Kasich has increased his standing since the first GOP debate in Cleveland in August where he barely made the cut to take to the stage among the 10 selected relative to the crowded GOP field based primarily upon poll results. 
During the third GOP debate, held on Sept 16,  Kasich said that he can guarantee that he will win Ohio over Clinton if both advance as party nominees. That remains to be seen.
The NBC/WSJ poll was conducted Sept. 20-24