Poll: Trump Ranks First out of GOP Field in New Hampshire and South Carolina

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GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump is in first place in the state of New Hampshire, according to a WMUR poll. Trump decided not to attend a candidate forum Monday evening in New Hampshire hosted by C-SPAN and the New Hampshire Union Leader.

The poll suggests Trump received 24 percent of support – more than double that of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who received 12 percent.

“Mr. Trump’s favorability in New Hampshire has increased by 61% since a WMUR poll in February of this year,” Trump’s campaign press release noted.

Trump said, “I am so honored by these poll results and have such respect for the brilliance of the American people and that they are able to recognize all of the incompetence and corruption from our politicians, despite their smooth talk. There is a massive silent majority that is fed up with the way our country is being run. We are not going to take it anymore— we will Make America Great Again!”

A new Monmouth University poll, released Monday, also shows Trump in first place.

A new survey from Gravis Marketing – a research firm out of Florida – suggests Republican voters support for Trump has increased to 34 percent in South Carolina, where Trump also came in first out of the GOP candidates.


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