|The soft-spoken surgeon took the lead in the crowded GOP primary by being calm and speaking to the hearts of Republican voters.
From the end of September of 2015 through most of November, Carson’s poll numbers surged until he was at the top of the GOP and the only candidate to take the lead from Donald Trump.
He was even beating Hillary in national polls, but it all went down hill from there. Once Donald landed second in the polls he started attacking and that didn’t help at all. Carson looked weak under attack and he started losing support.
Another contributing factor is that a video surfaced of Ben Carson saying that he believes that Joseph from the Bible built the pyramids in Egypt to store grain. That comment didn’t help either.