fb-pixel

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has expanded his lead among New Hampshire primary voters, according to a CNN/WMUR poll released Tuesday.

Trump increased his lead from a September poll that found him with 26 percent support, and now has the support of 32 percent of likely Republican primary voters, according to the poll. Following Trump is Marco Rubio with 14 percent, Chris Christie with 9 percent, Jeb Bush with 8 percent, John Kasich with 7 percent, Ted Cruz with 6 percent, and Carly Fiorina and Ben Carson each with 5 percent. Rand Paul saw 2 percent, while Lindsey Graham and Mike Huckabee each had 1 percent.

Advertisement



However, Trump also appears to be highly polarizing among Republican voters: 26 percent of likely Republican primary voters say they would not vote for him under any circumstances.

The survey results were released a day after the Republican presidential candidate made headlines over proposing a ban on Muslims from entering the country, drawing widespread criticism. The poll was conducted in part before Trump announced the proposal.

Only 18 percent of Republican voters in the state have decided whom to support in the primary, according to the poll, as 26 percent are leaning toward a candidate and 56 percent are still trying to decide.

The poll was conducted among 954 random New Hampshire residents reached by telephone from November 3o through December 7, according to a statement from the University of New Hampshire, which conducted the survey. Of those polled, 402 were likely Republican voters, and 369 were likely Democratic voters.

The survey had a margin of error of 3.2 percent.