Donald Trump leads polls in New Hampshire, New Jersey, Florida
G OP frontrunner Donald Trump is the leader in three new statewide polls in New Hampshire, Florida and New Jersey that were released on Wednesday.
Here’s a look at the three polls on the GOP race for the White House.
Trump takes 22 percent in Boston WBUR News’s poll in New Hampshire, well ahead of Ben Carson and Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.), who tie for second at 11 percent.
Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) is in fourth place with 8 percent, followed by former Fla. Gov. Jeb Bush and Gov. John Kasich (Ohio) who are tied at 7 percent. Gov. Chris Christie (N.J.) and Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.) finish with 5 percent of the vote.
New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation primary is Feb. 9.
Carson's favorables have dropped 8 percent between the two WBUR polls, with most of the other top candidates staying relatively consistent.
WBUR did not survey any Democratic voters, but its poll includes 405 likely Republican primary voters and has a margin of error of 4.9 percentage points.
Trump win a whopping 31 percent support in Fairleigh Dickinson University's poll of the Garden State, well ahead of Rubio's 18 percent.
Carson is the only other candidate to score in double digits, with 11 percent.
Christie, the state’s governor, earns just 9 percent. That puts him in fourth place in his home state, with half the support he garnered in June.
On the Democratic side of the aisle, Hillary Clinton wins 64 percent compared to 27 percent for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). Clinton has increased her lead by 12 percentage points since June.
Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley has 2 percent of the vote, down 1 percent from June.
The poll includes 830 registered voters and has a margin of error of 3.9 percent.
Trump beats Rubio and Bush in Florida, winning 36 percent support in Florida Atlantic University's new poll.
He doubles up Rubio, 36 percent to 18 percent, with Carson following at 15 percent, Carson with 15 percent, Cruz with 10 percent and Bush with 9 percent. Rubio's share has dropped about 1 percentage point since FAU's September poll, while Bush's share dropped 2 percent. Cruz is the largest gainer, jumping from 6 percent in September to 10 percent in November.
Clinton wins two-thirds of the Democratic electorate, compared to 22 percent for Sanders and 4 percent for O'Malley, in the poll conducted immediately after Saturday’s Democratic debate.
FAU polled 297 likely Democratic primary voters with a margin of error of 5.6 percent and 355 likely GOP primary voters with a margin of error of 5.2 percent