New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie surged to second place among New Hampshire Republicans in a poll released by Boston radio station WBUR on Friday, while Donald Trump maintained his lead in the key primary state.
Among Republican primary voters in New Hampshire, 27 percent support Donald Trump, 12 percent support Christie, 11 percent support Sen. Marco Rubio (FL), and 10 percent support Sen. Ted Cruz (TX).
Since WBUR’s poll released in November, Trump has risen three points, while Christie has jumped six points. Rubio has dropped two points and Cruz has gained two points in the past month.
In the December WBUR poll, 8 percent of Republican voters backed former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, 7 percent backed Ohio Gov. John Kasich, and 6 percent backed Dr. Ben Carson. The retired neurosurgeon saw a six point drop since the November WBUR poll in New Hampshire.
MassInc Polling Group conducted the poll for WBUR, surveying 402 individuals likely to vote in the New Hampshire Republican primary. MassInc conducted the poll via phone Dec. 6-8 with a margin of error plus or minus 4.9 percentage points.