by Liz Sheld
Among likely GOP primary voters in New Hampshire, former President Donald Trump holds a 21-point lead over Governor Ron DeSantis, 39%-18%. New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu is virtually tied with DeSantis for second place, garnering 17% of the vote.
Although Sununu is competing with DeSantis for the “not Trump” vote, among those who describe themselves as “very likely” voters, DeSantis leads Sununu by 6 percent, 19%-13%. Trump leads both men among these voters with 45%.
New Hampshire GOP voters prefer Trump over DeSantis to improve the economy (+41%) and oppose far left progressives (+19%). Voters also say that Trump cares about their needs and concerns more than DeSantis by a 17% margin.
The top issues for New Hampshire GOP primary voters are border security (22%), liberal politicians in D.C. (21%) and taxes/cost of living (16%.)
The poll from National Research Inc. and commissioned by American Greatness surveyed 500 likely Republican primary voters in the state of New Hampshire using live telephone interviews (landline and cell) and text-to-online. The survey was conducted on May 15-17. The margin of error is +/- 4.38%.
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Liz Sheld is the senior news editor at American Greatness. She is a veteran political strategist and pollster who has worked on campaigns and public interest affairs. Liz has written at Breitbart and The Federalist, as well as at PJ Media, where she wrote “The Morning Briefing.” In her spare time, she shoots sporting clays and watches documentaries.