New Hampshire - Trump Still Ahead In NH; New Poll Shows Proposed Ban On Muslims Helping, Not Hurting
Manchester, NH - Much like several other national polls that have been released this week, a new WBUR poll out today reveals that GOP frontrunner Donald J. Trump’s divisive comments about banning all Muslims tom entering the U.S. are actually helping and not hurting the billionaire mogul, as he continues to hold a commanding lead over the rest of the Republican filed in the Granite State primary.
WBUR.org (http://wbur.fm/1RebbkQ) reports that the results of its new poll, compiled through several surveys conducted by the MassINC Polling Group, shows Trump with his biggest lead to date in New Hampshire, pulling in 27% of the vote among GOP primary voters.
The poll shows New Jersey Governor Chris Christie making the most strides behind Trump, currently sitting in second place with 12%.
Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, and Jeb Bush round out the top five with 11%, 10%, and 8% respectively.
Like some other national surveys, WBUR’s results, which were obtained both before and after Trump’s explosive mid-week comments about banning Muslims form the U.S., show a decided bump in his numbers flowing his statement.
Pollster Steve Koczela said, “The question that people have been asking this week is whether the comments that Donald Trump made earlier this week would hurt him. And what this poll shows is that in New Hampshire that certainly was not the case.”
The full poll report here
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