Surging Ben Carson looks to peel off Donald Trump's voters

In an interview, The Hill asked Carson if he believes he can convince those currently backing Trump to give him a look. 
 
Carson responded by taking his first implied shot at the frontrunner, saying that voters would consider a host of matters – including temperament – in making their decision.
 
“I believe the American people are smart enough to figure out what’s real, what’s not real, and what kind of temperament and intellectual endeavors are necessary to be president,” Carson said.
 
When pressed on whether he believes Trump has the temperament and intellectual curiosity to be president, Carson replied: “If he does have it, voters will be able to decide that and they’ll vote for him. If not, they’ll figure that out too.”