Poll details waxing, waning ratings for GOP presidential hopefuls

     This combination of photos, from top left, shows Republican presidential candidates Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee and, from bottom left, John Kasich, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Donald Trump and Scott Walker. (AP Photos/File)

    This combination of photos, from top left, shows Republican presidential candidates Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee and, from bottom left, John Kasich, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Donald Trump and Scott Walker. (AP Photos/File)

    NewsWorks Tonight host Dave Heller sits down for his weekly conversation with Gallup’s Frank Newport to talk about trends in American opinion.
     

    This week, Newport and Heller look at the latest standings of Republican presidential candidates in advance of the CNN-sponsored debate in California on Sept. 16.

    Over two weeks, Donald Trump’s approval ratings have gone up in the eyes of Republicans, while Jeb Bush’s favorability rating has gone down.

    Trump’s popularity has fallen among women. But among Republican men, most of whom are white, it has soared.  Bush has a much more positive image among Hispanics. At the top of the list, Ben Carson is significantly ahead of everybody else.

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