Poll: Sens. Cruz and Rubio Surge in New Hampshire


Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) are surging in New Hampshire, according to a new Boston Herald/Franklin Pierce University.

Donald Trump still leads in New Hampshire with 26 percent of support from likely Republican primary voters. Cruz and Rubio have moved up in the poll to second place with 12 percent each. Both of them have doubled their support since October. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is right behind with 11 percent. In October, Christie was at just 3 percent.

Florida Governor Jeb Bush is at 10 percent, Ohio Gov. John Kasich is at 8 percent, Carly Fiorina at 6 percent and Ben Carson at 5 percent.

Although Christie has seen a rise in his support since the Las Vegas, Nevada GOP presidential debate, few Republicans in New Hampshire think he can win. Only 2 percent of likely GOP voters think that he can win the nomination, whereas 38 percent believe that Trump will get the nomination.

Voters also said that Donald Trump is the best Republican candidate to handle the threat of terrorism.

New Hampshire will hold the first primary of the election on February 9th.

The survey was taken from December 13 to December 19th with 430 likely Republican primary voters. The poll has a margin of error of 4.7 percent.


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