Poll: Nikki Haley, Ron DeSantis tied for second place in New Hampshire

Nikki Haley deSantis
Both are just 2 points ahead of a pair of candidates tied for 4th place, meanwhile.

While the race for first place in next year’s New Hampshire Republican Presidential Primary is not in doubt right now, the battle for second is a barnburner, with Florida’s Governor in the mix.

New polling from NMB Research of likely New Hampshire GOP Primary voters shows Ron DeSantis and Nikki Haley tied for second place with 10%. The Competitiveness Coalition and the Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy commissioned the survey, which was conducted between Aug. 26 and Aug. 31.

While both candidates are 37 points behind Donald Trump, they are just 2 points ahead of fourth place candidates Vivek Ramaswamy and Chris Christie.

If there is good news for the Florida Governor, it’s that he’s still the top backup selection: “DeSantis tops the second choice ballot, with 20% of voters saying he would be their second choice in the Primary. Ramaswamy is the second choice of 18% of voters, and Haley the second choice of 15%.”

DeSantis’ 10% in the poll overall is one of his weakest Granite State showings yet, but not the worst. Last month’s Echelon Insights poll showed DeSantis in fourth place with just 9% support. Another recent poll from Emerson College had DeSantis at 8%, 1 point below Christie and 41 points behind Trump.

Other polls show the Governor just above the 10% mark.

A survey conducted by the Manhattan Institute in July showed just 2 points separating the Florida Governor and the former New Jersey Governor, with both men in low double digits. DeSantis stood at just 13%, 2 points up on Christie’s 11%.

A July survey commissioned by American Greatness and conducted by National Research Inc., had DeSantis with 11% support, 30 points behind Trump and just 3 points up on Christie and Scott.

The American Pulse survey conducted between July 5 and July 11 showed Trump with 48% and DeSantis with 10.5%, just half a point above Christie’s 10%.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


  • My Take

    September 5, 2023 at 11:17 am

    If Trump were sent to prison, and DirtSSantis and Ramenswampy defeated, we could probably survive anyone OK.

  • Earl Pitts "The All Knowing, All Seeing, Ma-Ha Earlskiee" American

    September 5, 2023 at 1:21 pm

    Nikki was pretty decent in her past political endevors and as a stand alone politicion I, Earl Pitts American, give her kudos……thank you for your service Nikki.
    But when we compare America’s Favorite Govornor ever in history to Nikki…..well America then and only then Nikki comes up short and drops into the genera of a Dook 4 Brains RINO.
    Sorry to all Nikki syconphants out there ……. Sorry But Not Sorry.

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