Republican Presidential Polls 2016: Donald Trump leads in New Hampshire


Donald Trump tops the New Hampshire Republican primary with a 20-point lead.

In the latest CNN/WMUR poll, the business tycoon leads the Feb. 9 republican race in New Hampshire’s GOP Primary with 34 percent of voters. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz follows in second place with 14 percent.

Tied in third place are Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and former governor Jeb Bush with 10 percent of the votes each. All tied at 6 percent are Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

Carly Fiorina trails behind with 4 percent, followed by Ben Carson at 3 percent and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee at 1 percent of the support.

This isn’t a clear projection, however, as only 31 percent of the Republicans in the survey said that they have completely made up their minds on who to vote.

Trump may be leading the Republican race in New Hampshire, but many Americans seem to be not that optimistic about his presidency.

According to a survey published Wednesday by Gallup, an American research-based consulting company, “More than four in 10 cannot name anything positive about a potential Trump presidency.” 

“Americans are significantly more likely to mention negatives than positives when asked about a possible Trump presidency, consistent with Trump’s having a significantly more negative than positive image among Americans as a whole,” Gallup editor-in-chief and sociology expert Dr. Frank Newport wrote.

Trump’s business background, views on immigration, and “honesty” may be advantageous, but according to Newport, some deem him as “racist,” and others think that as the leader of the world’s most powerful nation, he would be “too outspoken and impulsive, as well as arrogant, offensive and rude, ill-tempered and hot-headed, and ‘stupid and idiotic.'” There are also views that he might “embarrass the U.S. and lose the respect of other nations.”

Results of this Gallup survey were based from telephone interviews conducted from Jan. 6 to 10 across all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia.