Carson’s support dropped seven points from the start of November to the start of December, according to a Quinnipiac University poll published Wednesday. Carson went from basically being tied with Donald Trump, 23 percent to 24 percent, for the lead to being tied for third place with Sen. Ted Cruz (Tex.), with 16 percent. Marco Rubio is now in second place, with 17 percent to Trump’s 27 percent.
More broadly, November saw the whittling of the GOP field. In all, there were more than 13 million mentions of the GOP contenders across all forms of media, led by Trump.
The top Trump-related story was an item on Obama’s immigration plans, which was circulated by Trump on Twitter and received more than 45,000 shares during the month. Here’s the Trump November word cloud of all mentions: