Ben Carson West Point controversy divides Republicans: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Republican Presidential candidates Ben Carson takes questions from the media in the spin room after the debate held by Fox Business Network for the top 2016 U.S. Republican candidatesBy Ginger Gibson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson was viewed less favorably by a significant portion of Republicans after his claim to have won a scholarship to West Point was disputed, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll. After hearing the report questioning Carson’s recollections about the scholarship, 39 percent of Republicans said they had a less favorable view of him, with 26 percent saying it was “somewhat” less favorable and 13 percent saying it was “much” less favorable. The majority of Republicans polled, 51 percent, said it made no difference.

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