The first-in-the-nation primary state New Hampshire may have just rendered its verdict on Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ presidential aspirations in a poll that finds the Republican knocked into fourth position behind the unassailable lead of former President Donald J. Trump, and new runner-up, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley. Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has also passed Florida’s governor in the latest study.
According to a new poll released by Emerson College Polling/WHDH of New Hampshire voters, Trump continues to dominate with 49% of the vote in the GOP primary, holding steady since August. However, one major change in the poll saw Haley jump from 4% in August to 18%, a major post-debate boost.
The negative polling in New Hampshire placing DeSantis behind Christie should be of great concern to the Florida Governor’s campaign. Across the country, Christie has barely been able to move the needle owing partly to his vehemently anti-Trump stance and to his basement-level likability.
By far the most dramatic reversal though has been DeSantis and Haley, who have essentially switched roles, with DeSantis dropping from 17% to 7%. Christie as the man…
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