Shock Poll: Donald Trump Comes In 2nd Place In New Hampshire

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a rally, Tuesday, June 16, 2015, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
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Maybe he is a “serious candidate” after all — despite what GOP strategist Karl Rove says.

Donald Trump, real estate mogul and 2016 Republican presidential candidate, fared quite well in a Suffolk University poll of New Hampshire Republicans released Tuesday.

Trump ranked second with 11 percent of the support in the poll of Republicans likely to vote in the presidential primary. He was beat out by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R), who was backed by 14 percent.

Other candidates who received notable support were Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) with 8 percent and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), with 7 percent.

Of those polled, 29 percent were undecided.

The poll looked at a broader range of potential GOP candidates than many other polls — 19 in all.

But Trump, who said he filed his official campaign paperwork on Monday, was still the least-liked Republican candidate. The poll found that Trump was viewed unfavorably by 49 percent of those surveyed, while only 37 percent reported having a favorable view of him.

The poll was conducted among 500 likely Republican presidential primary voters over the telephone between June 18 and June 22. It had a margin of error of plus or minus 4.4 percent.

h/t The Wall Street Journal

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  1. Avatar for sjk sjk says:

    This cant possibly get any funnier, can it?

  2. I’ve a serious case of the giggles here as I think about the debates.

  3. I think all TPM readers should contribute $5 to Trump’s campaign to help ensure he is on the platform for the first debate. I would give anything to see him and Huckabee go after Jeb and Marco— the next best thing to a U-238 implosion.

  4. “Trump Surges Ahead In New Hampshire”

    Sure, but can he produce a long-form birth certificate, and not just some sham Stork Notice from the '46 Queens Gazette?

  5. I’m an atheist. If Trump became the GOP nominee I’d have to seriously reassess that. Only the existence of a Supremely benevolent God would grant Democrats such a gift.

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