Former President Donald Trump is leading Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis by 41 points in a new poll among New Hampshire voters.
The Emerson College survey showed Trump with a strong lead over all other potential candidates.
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— The Hill (@thehill) March 9, 2023
"DeSantis came in second with 17 percent, followed by New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu with 7 percent and former Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley at 6 percent," The Hill reported.
"Spencer Kimball, the executive director of Emerson College Polling, said in a release that Trump's base comes from younger voters, with two-thirds of GOP primary voters under 35 supporting him. He said DeSantis has a base on the national level with voters 65 and older and those with higher levels of education, but those numbers are not showing up in the New Hampshire poll," it added.
New Hampshire 2024: Trump Holds 41-Point Lead for Republican Nomination
• Trump — 58%
• DeSantis — 17%
• Sununu — 7%
• Haley — 6%
• Pence — 4%
• Pompeo — 2%
• T. Scott — 1%
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— InteractivePolls (@IAPolls2022) March 8, 2023
The numbers have also greatly changed among Democrats in the latest survey of New Hampshire voters.
"In the Democratic Primary, a majority, 55%, of Democratic Primary voters think President Joe Biden should not be the 2024 Democratic nominee, while 44% think he should be the nominee," the Emerson College poll found.
"New Hampshire voters contrast with last week's Emerson national poll of Democratic voters, where 71% support Biden as the nominee," it added.
The poll focused on only one early primary state but may reflect views nationwide as voters see Trump as the strongest contrast to Biden.
Democrats appear content to allow a rematch to shape up for 2024, with the left's lawmakers backing Biden for a second term.
The left seems focused on winning the same states as in 2020, leading to a second term for Biden, while conservatives will have to find a way to change the outcome in key battle states if Trump becomes the party's nominee.