MANCHESTER, N.H. – Following Ron DeSantis’ exit from the GOP race, Donald Trump has increased his lead over Nikki Haley in New Hampshire, as shown in the latest Suffolk University/NBC10 Boston/Boston Globe tracking poll.
According to the poll, Trump’s support rose by 3 percentage points in the final tracking poll before Tuesday’s first-in-the-nation primary, giving him a 60%-38% advantage over Haley. The survey of 500 likely Republican primary voters was conducted from Jan. 21-22, with a margin of error of 4.4%. DeSantis’ decision to suspend his presidential campaign and endorse Trump just before the New Hampshire primary seems to have bolstered the former president’s position.
Most of the New Hampshire voters who participated in the Tuesday poll have already made up their minds about who they’re voting for, with over 89% indicating that they are unlikely to change their decision. This is a 4% increase from the previous day’s poll.
The poll also revealed that when Haley voters were asked if their vote was more a vote for Haley or against Trump, the tally was evenly split, with 46% stating it was a vote for Haley and 46% indicating it was a vote against Trump. On the other hand, 84% of Trump voters said their vote was a vote for Trump, with only 10% suggesting it was more of a vote against Haley.
In the lead-up to the primary, Haley held a series of events in New Hampshire. Meanwhile, Trump held an evening rally in Laconia. The latest tracking poll results are available for further insight into the state of the GOP race in New Hampshire.
As the primary approaches, it will be crucial to see how the dynamics continue to shift and whether Trump’s lead over Haley will hold, possibly indicating the direction of the GOP’s trajectory in the state.