Latest poll pegs Ron DeSantis at 5% in New Hampshire GOP primary

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The Governor is still the top second-choice candidate, however.

The latest polling ahead of Tuesday’s New Hampshire Primary shows Ron DeSantis headed for a distant third place finish.

The Suffolk University/NBC10 Boston/Boston Globe survey finds Donald Trump at 50%, Nikki Haley at 34% and DeSantis at 5%. Of those polled, 70% say they aren’t likely to change their minds.

If there is good news here, it’s that the Florida Governor is still the top second choice, with 30% of the 461 respondents indicating that preference.

This is a better poll for DeSantis than one other that was released this week. The latest American Research Group survey of next week’s Primary finds the Governor at 4%.

The Saint Anselm College Survey Center survey taken Jan. 8-9 finds Ron DeSantis and Vivek Ramaswamy tied with 6% support each. Ramaswamy is out of the race now and backing Trump. Chris Christie was at 9% before dropping out. It does not appear their voters are headed toward DeSantis, though.

An Emerson College survey that came out Thursday showed the Governor had 7% support.

Suffolk University survey released last week found DeSantis at 8%, good for fourth place at the time.

The Suffolk survey is more positive for DeSantis than the University of New Hampshire poll also released last week. That survey had him in fifth place with 5% support.

DeSantis will make his case to voters Wednesday afternoon in the state to try to boost his numbers.

The Governor is scheduled to be in Hampton at 1 p.m. and in Derry at 5:30.

DeSantis had hoped for a televised debate with Haley and Trump, but Trump isn’t debating Primary opponents and Haley refused the invitation to debate DeSantis one-on-one.

A.G. Gancarski

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


  • PeterH

    January 17, 2024 at 10:44 am

    Independent voters who are encouraged to vote in New Hampshire primaries help to display a genuine cross section of the American electorate!

    Iowa on the other hand allows 120,000 voters to determine the Republican Party’s nominee representing over three million residents.

    • Tom

      January 17, 2024 at 2:12 pm

      Yep – Independents make up twice the number of either Republicans or Democrats and when all is said and done, they make the difference which is why our boy is so low in the polling. I will be curious to see how Nikki does against Trump though. That will be telling even though most people are not even close to being engaged in the election at this point.

  • slb

    January 18, 2024 at 10:32 am

    Thrilling to see this little twerp drilling a hole in the ground.

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