According to a surprising new Emerson College poll released on Tuesday, former New Jersey governor Chris Christie (R) has surpassed Florida governor Ron DeSantis (R) in the crucial early presidential primary state of New Hampshire.
With 9 percent of the vote in the Granite State, Christie overtook DeSantis for second place. On the other side, DeSantis’ popularity dropped from 17 percent in March to only 8% now.
The poll’s error margin of plus or minus 3.4% applies to Christie’s 1-point advantage against DeSantis.
While DeSantis’ campaign has placed a higher priority on Iowa, Christie’s campaign has continued to place a strong emphasis on New Hampshire.
DeSantis has nevertheless visited the Granite State on many occasions.
With 49 percent of the vote, former President Trump continues to lead the GOP primary field.
With 6 percent of the vote, South Carolina Senator Tim Scott sits in fourth position behind DeSantis, while former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley and North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum are tied with 4 percent of the vote. Businessmen Perry Johnson and Vivek Ramaswamy scored 3 and 2 percent, respectively.
Mike Pence, a former vice president, and Will Hurd, a former congressman from Texas, both garnered 1% of the vote.
Between August 9 and 11, 837 New Hampshire voters who were registered to vote participated in the Emerson College Poll.