Former President Trump maintains a commanding lead in the 2024 GOP presidential field in New Hampshire, but former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) is in second place, according to a report released Thursday. survey from the Washington Post and Monmouth University.
In a hypothetical primary race, 46 percent of registered and unregistered Republican voters in New Hampshire said they would vote for the former president. Eighteen percent of voters said they would vote for Haley.
Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie came in third with 11 percent, followed by entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy with eight percent, then Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis with seven percent.
However, DeSantis fared better when voters were asked for their second choice. If their first choice dropped out of the GOP race, DeSantis was the first backup choice at 20 percent, followed by Haley at 17 percent and Ramaswamy at 11 percent. Only 8% of voters said Trump was their second choice.
Despite Trump’s high ranking in the poll, he also had a high unfavorable rating among those surveyed, at 36 percent. He was not the most disliked candidate, however, with Christie at 60 percent, followed by DeSantis at 40 percent.
The Post and Monmouth poll matched results from a recent Emerson College Polling survey. In that poll, Trump led the pack with 49 percent, followed by Haley with 18 percent. The Emerson poll also found Christie at 9 percent and DeSantis at 7 percent.
The Post and Monmouth poll was conducted between November 9 and 14, with responses from 606 New Hampshire voters registered as Republican or undeclared. The margin of sampling error was 4.5 percentage points.
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