(PatriotNewsDaily.com) – A new Emerson College poll has shown that former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) is now ahead of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) in the New Hampshire state Republican primary.
Since March, DeSantis’s support in the early primary state has fallen from 17 percent to 8 percent. Christie on the other hand has seen his position improve getting 9 percent of support in the state. As a result, Christie is now ahead of DeSantis by 1 point. However, the poll’s margin of error is measured at 3.4 percent.
Emerson College Polling executive director Spencer Kimball noted that so far Emerson polling has shown DeSantis as an alternative to former President Donald Trump who is the leader in the Republican presidential primary. This is the first poll that they have had where DeSantis was not able to secure second place and has now dropped below other candidates.
Christie has greatly focused his campaign on New Hampshire, at the same time DeSantis’s team has instead placed their attention on Iowa. DeSantis has also visited New Hampshire a few times.
The same poll found that former President Donald Trump still has a strong lead with 49 percent. The rest of the candidates were unable to reach two-digit support with Sen. Tim Scott from South Carolina receiving 6 percent of support, U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley and North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum both had 4 percent, Businessmen Vivek Ramaswamy received three percent while Perry Johnson received two percent. Finally, both Rep. Will Hurd and former Vice President Mike Pence received 1 percent of support each.
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