Former President Donald Trump holds a significant lead in the New Hampshire Republican primary, according to a new poll. The news came as the former president barnstormed in the Granite State with former rival Vivek Ramaswamy.
The Suffolk University/NBC10 Boston/Boston Globe poll found the former president with a major advantage ahead of Tuesday’s vote. The former president topped out at just over half of the Republican electorate, with 50.4%.
In second place was former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R), who received slightly less than 34%.
In last place was Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), who received just over 5%. This total is less than the 5.8% of Republicans who said that they were undecided in the race.
The numbers bear a similarity to Monday’s Iowa caucus result. Trump won that race with a majority, with DeSantis in second and Haley in third place.
Haley may be hoping for a boost of support from the exit of former New Hampshire Gov. Chris Christie (R) earlier this month. Despite the possibility of Haley receiving some support from former Christie supporters, it does not appear likely to be enough to have Haley win the race.
A separate American Research Group poll found Trump and Haley tied in the Granite State. According to the recently released poll, both candidates clocked in at 40% support. DeSantis was well behind, registering just a 4% share of potential GOP primary voters.
One significant difference between the upcoming New Hampshire contest and Iowa is that the Granite State allows for non-Republicans to vote in the GOP primary, which could boost Haley.
The president appeared on stage with Ramaswamy during an event in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The former rival exited the Republican primary race following a fourth-place finish in Iowa Monday.
TRUMP: "Nikki Haley will never secure the border. She doesn't believe in a secure border. She actually opposed my border wall—In 2016, she stabbed the Republican Party in the back by siding with Barack Hussein Obama against the Trump travel ban."
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) January 18, 2024
Ramaswamy used much of the end of his campaign and the time since dropping out to attack Haley’s views. During the campaign stop in New Hampshire, the former president did the same, saying that Democrats are supporting the campaign of his former United Nations ambassador.