The Ben Carson Effect

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Since bombastic billionaire Donald Trump entered the race to become president, the crowded GOP field can sometimes feel like a boisterous shouting match.

At least, that was certainly the feeling for much of last Thursday’s Republican Primary Debate – especially when Kentucky Senator Rand Paul and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie descended into a chaotic squabble over privacy rights and the NSA.

But while some candidates sparred with each other, and some struggled to promote their policy over the static, Dr. Ben Carson was patiently waiting for his time to shine.

Ben Carson: Heal. Inspire. Revive. Relax.

Dr. Carson’s soft-spoken message of national unity seems to speak to a good chunk of Republican voters. He has been polling well since his announcement, with arecent Iowa Republican Presidential Caucus poll showing him tied in second with Scott Walker at 12%, and by many accounts, he was even the winner of Thursday’s debate.

Following Fox News’ presidential debate, the One American News Network surveyed 906 registered Republicans asking who they thought won the debate. Surprisingly, the Donald came in second to Dr. Ben Carson.

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In this new campaign ad, it looks like the retired neurosurgeon has doubled down on his laid-back and soft-spoken style

And even though Carson said he was bummed he didn’t get asked about immigration in the GOP debate, we don’t hear any policy in the video either. Instead he presents a populist message of national unity – similar to his closing statement of the debate, but without as many fun quips at Washington.

This article originally appeared at I Agree to See.

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