Poll shows Trump on track to win New Hampshire primary

 June 28, 2023

Former President Donald Trump continues to raise alarms among Democrats, with attorney and political activist

That freakout seems likely to increase given how recent polling data shows Trump is on track to win the New Hampshire primary. 

Trump leads DeSantis by 18 points

According to the Washington Examiner, a poll conducted by St. Anselm College Survey Center between June 21 and June 23 found that Trump was by far the Republican Party's most popular presidential primary candidate, garnering support from 47% of voters.

By contrast, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is Trump's closest competitor and he is only favored by 19% of New Hampshire's  Republican electorate.

None of Trump's other challengers even managed to crack the double-digit mark, with former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie getting 6% of the vote, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley getting 5%, and the rest receiving 2% each.

Democratic infighting over when primary should be held

However, while the survey suggests that Trump will walk away with New Hampshire's delegates, the former president will face challenges when it comes time for next year's general election.

According to the poll, 49% of Granite State voters intend on casting a ballot for President Joe Biden versus 40% who plan to vote for Trump.

Meanwhile the Examiner noted that New Hampshire Democrats are grappling with controversy over when their primary vote should be held.

Although New Hampshire state law dictates that its primary election be the first in the country, the Democratic National Committee (DNC)  announced earlier this year that South Carolina will be its first nominating state.

Biden complains that New Hampshire is too white

Fox News reported in January that Biden was spearheading the push to elevate South Carolina, pointing to the latter as having more minority voters.

"For decades, Black voters in particular have been the backbone of the Democratic Party but have been pushed to the back of the primary process," he wrote in a letter to the DNC.

"We rely on these voters in elections but have not recognized their importance in our nominating calendar," he continued.

Yet Fox News observed that New Hampshire Democrats are warning the change "could wreak havoc" on the party's primary process.

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