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Saturday, October 22, 2016

The New Hampshire primary could be a big, huge contest on the Republican side.

The new poll from Suffolk University has Jeb Bush in first place at 14 percent — followed closely by Donald Trump with 11 percent.

Rounding out the top five are Scott Walker with 8 percent, Marco Rubio at 7 percent, and Ben Carson at 6 percent.

However, Trump’s personal favorable rating among Republican voters is at only 37 percent, compared to 49 percent viewing him unfavorably. By contrast, Jeb Bush is well into positive territory with a rating of 58 percent favorable, and 26 percent unfavorable.

“Jeb Bush continues to lead, but Donald Trump has emerged as an anti-Jeb Bush alternative in New Hampshire,” writes polling director David Paleologos. “Many of those who like Trump are voting for him, and although many more dislike him, the unfavorables are split up among many other candidates. It’s the politics of plurality.”

The survey of likely Republican primary voters in New Hampshire was conducted from June 18 to 22, and has a margin of error of +/- 4.4 percentage points.

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  • Mortalc01l

    It should be Federal law that ANYONE who thinks Donald Trump is a serious candidate for US President should automatically and immediately be put on a 72 hour psych hold.

    • Progressive_Joe

      Here, have an upvote!

  • FT66

    We all do everything with a reason. Those who are supporting Donald Trump have reasons to do so.

    • dtgraham

      It’s democracy. No argument there. I don’t know about that high peak thing though.

      • FT66

        High peak, I mean by seeing one republican after the other, declaring their candidancy without keeping in mind, only one person will be picked.

        • Eleanore Whitaker

          I was a Republican for 33 years. What you are seeing is not a slate of actual candidates. It’s the biggest GOP sales and marketing campaign. Why else would there be so many candidates from so many regions of the country if not to attract the billionaires from each of those regions? As for Trump, I live in NJ. There is nothing we do not know about Trump and his hostile corporate takeovers.

          • FT66

            Something is not OK with their party. They cut off number of debates to rectify mistakes from last race. They don’t think even if it is only one debate having people like Trump, Cruz, Rand Paul on stage can destroy everything into ashes. By the way Trump has started already and no one can stop him trashing others. You mentioned attracting billionaers from every direction. They get money from them and they use it individually. Is there any calculation in that as the entire party?

          • Eleanore Whitaker

            The only calculation leaked thus far is the $900 million Charles and David Koch spent and the $2 million Rove raised…that was months ago. If each of the 13 (unlucky number) GOP candidates are raising money for the GOP like political prostitutes. The biggest players are the Kochs, Adelson and Rove…now add Trump.

    • Eleanore Whitaker

      Be very careful about Trump. He has a bad habit of “forcing” illusions. He plays dirty in business and he will do the same in government. Trump views business and government as one and the same. And if government is a corporation, what does that make taxpayers and voters?

      • FT66

        Some have got it what I say about Trump. They can read the letter without opening the envelope. How nice it can be he is GOP nominee.

  • Dominick Vila

    Donald’s chances in New Hampshire say more about what is in the minds of “conservatives” and the pathetic field of candidates running for the GOP nomination, than Donald’s qualifications and vision, which may be sufficient for an Unreality Show or a job as a clown in the local circus, but not enough to be the nominee of a major political party.

  • Eleanore Whitaker

    Donald Trump is a liar and a big time Macho egotist. When he announced his campaign, he had to pay those “thousands” (his claim) in his audience $50/each to stand there and do the rah rah Trump thing.

    Trump money buys anything Trump wants. But, look no further than what he did to Atlantic City with his Trump Taj Mahal. He’s like all macho bulls…lots and lots to say and promise…and BS to put into action.