Christie inches up in latest poll, Trump remains strong
Gov. Chris Christie continues to see his presidential candidacy numbers improve.
According to a CBS News poll released on Oct. 11, Christie came in eighth, with 3 percent support among likely Republican voters. That's a big improvement from the September CBS News poll which had Christie tied for 11th, with only 1 percent of the vote.
Businessman Donald Trump continues to lead the crowded GOP field with 27 percent. Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson continues to place second. Carson saw his numbers drop slightly, from 23 percent to 21 percent.
As for the rest of the candidates, all of them poll in the single digits.
When it comes to favorability ratings, Carson scores high with a 62 percent favorable view among likely GOP voters. Trump gets 53 percent and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio has a 50 percent favorable rating.
Trump also gets high marks for his leadership, with 84 percent indicating he would make a strong leader.
Interestingly, Trump also has a 53 percent unfavorable rating among likely Republican voters. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is now viewed more unfavorably than favorably among those polled.