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CNN NH GOP Primary Poll: Trump’s Strong Position and DeSantis’ Drops to Fifth Place

CNN NH GOP Primary Poll

Last updated on September 25th, 2023 at 05:18 am

Recent data from the GOP primary poll points to significant shifts, with Former President Donald Trump maintaining a strong lead in New Hampshire and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis seeing a decrease in support. 

CNN NH GOP Primary Poll:

Insights from the CNN NH GOP Primary Poll, conducted by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center, provide a clearer picture.

“A clear trend is emerging with Former President Trump’s standing in the GOP primary, particularly in New Hampshire,” said a representative from the University of New Hampshire Survey Center. “He’s close to securing 40 percent of the vote, showing his continued presence within the party.”

Conversely, Governor DeSantis, who was previously a notable figure in the GOP primary, has faced challenges. The recent survey shows that his support among likely GOP primary voters in New Hampshire stands at 10%, down from 23% in July.

The showing puts DeSantis in fifth, behind former President Donald Trump (39%), tech mogul Vivek Ramaswamy (13%), former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley (12%), and former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (11%).

A political analyst observed, “DeSantis’ position in the polls has changed significantly. A week ago, he held the fourth spot in South Carolina with 9% support, and now he’s in the fifth position in New Hampshire. This is a considerable decrease from his 43% support earlier in January.”

The demographic analysis from the New Hampshire University Poll also reveals a consistent pattern among DeSantis’ supporters. “Most of his supporters are older, wealthy, white males,” noted a pollster from the survey center.

In comparison, Trump’s supporters seem more committed. The survey indicates that 69% of Trump’s backers are set on supporting him. When GOP primary voters were asked about potential outcomes of the 2024 presidential general election, 51% believed Trump is in a favorable position, while only 16% felt the same about DeSantis.

Further, Trump shared news of having more Iowa caucuses pledge cards than the DeSantis campaign, even though he spent less on the campaign. “The Iowa caucuses are crucial for GOP candidates, and the current numbers lean towards Trump,” commented a political strategist.

Donald Trump was given another reason to smile after a new survey released on Tuesday ahead of the GOP primaries put him in an even better position to win.

According to the Emerson College poll, Trump holds a 47-point lead — his biggest yet — over his nearest rival, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, Newsmax reported.

The survey found that Trump received 59 percent support, up 9 points from August.

“The Trump voter remains resilient, and despite a dip in August’s post-debate poll, Trump has now expanded his lead and has improved his position from before the first debate,” Spencer Kimball, executive director of Emerson College Polling, said, as cited by Newsmax.

DeSantis, meanwhile, received 12 percent support, the only other GOP candidate to poll in double digits.

As the GOP primary progresses, the relationship between Trump and DeSantis remains a point of interest, with many curious to see if DeSantis can recover or if Trump’s strong position will persist.

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