A new poll shows Donald Trump at 22% support among likely New Hampshire GOP primary voters
Trump leads Ben Carson and Marco Rubio, who are tied for second at 11% support
Donald Trump and Marco Rubio are rising and Ben Carson is dropping in New Hampshire, according to a new WBUR poll.
Trump is the clear leader among likely Republican voters in the Granite State, with 22% support – up four percentage points from the same poll two weeks earlier.
Carson and Rubio are tied for second at 11% each. Both have moved since the last poll, with Rubio, the Florida senator, gaining two points, and Carson, the retired brain surgeon, losing four points.
They’re followed by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz at 8%, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Ohio Gov. John Kasich at 7% each, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul at 5% each.
Carly Fiorina gets 3% support and South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham is at 2%. No other candidates top 1%.
The poll is the first survey of New Hampshire voters conducted after Friday’s attacks in Paris.
The survey found that Rubio benefited most from his performance in the fourth Republican primary debate, hosted by Fox Business Network on Nov. 10, with 36% saying he did the best job.
Hurt the most by the debate was Kasich, who 26% said did the worst. He was followed by Trump at 20% and Bush at 16%.
The survey of 405 likely New Hampshire Republican primary voters was conducted November 14-15 by The MassINC Polling Group. The margin of error is plus or minus 4.9 points. It was sponsored by WBUR, a National Public Radio affiliate in the Boston area.