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New Poll Shows Haley Surging to Second Place in New Hampshire

According to a recent survey reportedly conducted by the Saint Anselm College Survey Center (SACSC) at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics (NHIOP), former president Donald Trump leads his closest opponents by a 3-1 margin among likely Republican Presidential Primary voters in New Hampshire.

On the ballot test, 45% of respondents indicate they support Trump, giving him a 30-point advantage over his nearest rival, former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley.

In addition, Haley has overtaken Florida Governor Ron DeSantis in the competition for second place, receiving 15% of the vote.

She has overtaken former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie as the most popular alternative to Trump, winning 32% to 29% of those who had a negative opinion of the previous president.

She trails behind South Carolina Senator Tim Scott (+51%) by 37 points in net positive favorability (65%-28%), indicating that there is still space for her to get more supporters.

Ron DeSantis, the governor of Florida, has lost 18 points of support since March and is now in last place with 11%, just ahead of Chris Christie, the former governor of New Jersey.

Only 11% of respondents who have a positive opinion of Trump and 12% of respondents who have a negative opinion of Trump choose DeSantis on the ballot test, indicating that he doesn’t appeal to either group sufficiently to have retained his early reputation as Trump’s strongest competitor.

Almost no respondents who have a good opinion of Trump endorse him, despite the fact that he has gained the support of 29% of those who do.

His prospective progress will likely be tightly capped by his 46-point net unfavorability (25%-71%).

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