Two men who have never held political office continue to dominate the Republican field for president.

Ben Carson announces his candidacy for president during an official announcement in Detroit (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

In states crucial to winning both the primary and the White House, businessman Donald Trump and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson are in the first and second spots in polls in Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

According to Quinnipiac University polls released yesterday, Trump polled 23 percent in Pennsylvania and Ohio. He got 28 percent in Florida. Carson got 18 percent in Ohio, 16 percent in Florida and 17 percent in Pennsylvania.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was barely a blip in the Ohio and Florida polls with 1 percent, and he polled only 5 percent in Pennsylvania.

Meanwhile, Christie's Super PAC spent $700,000 on a new television advertisement unveiled this week, according to North As of June 30, America Leads has spent half of the money raised for Christie's campaign.