Millennials Catch "Ben Carson Fever"

By, Siraj Hashmi

Dr. Ben Carson, a Republican presidential candidate and retired neurosurgeon, made a campaign stop in Washington, DC to promote the release of his new book at the National Press Club. His book, One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America's Future, was co-authored by his wife, Candy Carson, made it to the New York Times bestseller list.

Currently, Carson is polling second behind the Republican frontrunner and real estate moghul, Donald Trump. According to a RealClear Politics average poll, Trump is ahead of Carson by 4.3 points (23.4 to 19.1 percent), but that doesn't tell the full story. Just a month ago, Trump has a double digit lead by the same poll over Carson, which indicates Carson's surge among likely voters.

A big reason for Dr. Carson's surge, however, is millennials. While Carson has taken a lot of flack from the media recently, he has resonated well with millennials for being a 'political outsider' who's been able to tap into a frustration that many have with politics in Washington.

His "tell it like it is" strategy has millennials raving, especially for those who are tired of 'PC culture.' But, most importantly, many millennial supporters of Dr. Carson believe he can effectively address issues that are most important to them such as lowering the nation's debt, revising our tax code and growing American jobs while also finding solutions to the student debt crisis and income inequality.

It's safe to say, millennials have a fever, and the only prescription is more Ben Carson.

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