According to a new Monmouth University poll, Donald Trump leads in New Hampshire by 21 points over his second choice, Nikki Haley. Trump has 45% of the vote compared to Haley’s 24%. Both have been doing well in the polls in recent months, but this is the first time Trump has had a clear lead in the state. Joe Biden comes in third place with 18%, tied with Elizabeth Warren.
The poll found that Trump’s gains have come mostly from his support among Republicans. He now has 60% support from Republicans, up from 42% in September. And among independents, he has 31%, up from 25%. There has also been a boost in support among women voters, with 43% now backing Trump, up from 27% in the last poll.
The poll finds that Haley is still a work in progress among voters. About two-thirds of the voters said they hadn’t heard enough yet about Haley’s views on issues or didn’t know her well enough to form an opinion. However, Haley’s favorability was found to be at 36%, up from 29% in the last poll.
Interestingly, the poll also found that the majority of New Hampshire voters believe that the US should remain in NATO, rather than pull out as Trump has suggested. This could be a sign that New Hampshire voters are not completely aligning with Trump on foreign policy issues.
Overall, the latest poll shows that Trump has strong support in New Hampshire and that Nikki Haley is quickly gaining ground on him. It will be interesting to see how the race develops as the election nears and as voters hear more from both candidates.