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GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump was neck and neck with presidential hopeful and retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson right before the last debate on Nov. 10.
A McClatchy-Marist survey released on Nov. 4 had Carson at 24% and Trump at 23%.
How did Trump do in the GOP debate last time?
Here's a little reminder as we gear up for the next GOP debate on Dec. 15...
How Did Trump Do in the Debate?
Poll data suggested Trump performed well.
A Monmouth University GOP poll released just prior to the fourth debate on Nov. 9 showed Trump had 27% of the national Republican vote.
After the debate, the billionaire's favorability among registered Republicans and Republican-minded independents rose to 32%, according to a Washington Post/ABC News survey taken between Nov. 16-19 and released on Nov. 20.
Trump's most notable moment came when he was asked if he is sympathetic to those pushing for a minimum wage hike to $15.00 an hour, especially given that his tax plan allots a zero-income tax clause to individuals making $25,000 or less annually. Under Trump's proposal, a minimum wage hike would put individuals' annual income at approximately $31,000 a year, noted Cavuto. Trump responded favorably, and was met with the crowd's cheers:
"This country has been beaten on every front," Trump said. "Wages too high and taxes too high... we're not going to be able to compete against the world. [The U.S. taxpayers] have to go and work really hard. I would not raise the minimum wage."
During the last debate, Trump also touted his "wall campaign"...