According to a brand new poll from Emerson College, former President Trump decisively outpaces Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis in a possible Republican New Hampshire primary contest.
According to an Emerson College survey issued Tuesday, Trump leads a collection of potential Republican contenders with 58 percent of the support in the early primary state.
DeSantis finished second with 17 percent, followed by New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu with 7 percent and former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley with 6 percent.
According to Spencer Kimball, executive director of Emerson College Polling, Trump’s base consists of younger people, with two-thirds of Republican primary voters under 35 backing him.
He claims DeSantis has a nationwide base of voters 65 and older, as well as those with higher levels of education, but those figures do not appear to be showing up in the latest New Hampshire survey.
Pollsters also discovered that Trump has a significant lead among the contenders who have formally declared their candidacies, which include Haley and conservative entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy.
With only three candidates to choose from, Trump earned 73% of the vote, while Haley received 20% and Ramaswamy received 7%.
An Emerson poll conducted late last month saw the former president with 55 percent national support, 30 points ahead of DeSantis.
In addition, a Roanoke College poll conducted last week found Trump leading DeSantis by 11 points in Virginia.
According to the most recent Emerson poll, President Biden leads Trump by 4 points in a hypothetical New Hampshire showdown – 42 percent to 38 percent.
The poll was conducted among 1,025 registered voters from March 3 to 5. The error margin was three percentage points.