Businessman Donald Trump numbers appear to have dropped since last week’s debate and dust-up with Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly, but still leads among New Hampshire Republicans, a new poll says,
Seven months before New Hampshire holds its first-in-the-nation presidential primary and yes that could be an eternity, Trump is currently at 18%, followed by former Florida Governor Jeb Bush at 13%, according to the Franklin Pierce/Boston Herald survey.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich at 12%, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz at 10% and businesswoman Carly Fiorina at 9% carry the next three spots as they seem to be moving upwards.
The Franklin Pierce poll reported all signs pointed to the Fox News/Megyn Kelly attack, last Thursday night.
“Female GOP voters are less inclined to support his candidacy and a little more inclined to be undecided at this point,” said Franklin Pierce pollster Kelly Myers. “Trump is going to have a hard time putting this issue to rest and moving beyond it in the short term.”
Myers added: “He has a strong base among GOP voters in the state, but it’s not a very broad base.
The Boston Herald reports:
“In another warning sign for Trump’s campaign, 41% of likely GOP voters in New Hampshire say they don’t believe he has the ‘temperament to be president.’
“But Trump still retains a strong core of loyal backers who say they are ‘excited’ about his campaign and are sticking with him despite the feud with the popular Fox debate moderator.
“The rest of the GOP field is still struggling to gain traction in the first-in-the-nation primary state.
“Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who has been among the leaders in national polls, has fallen to low single digits along with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul.”
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H/T – Boston Herald,