A new poll from Monmouth University shows President Donald Trump leading big in New Hampshire. The survey found that Trump is leading his rival Joe Biden by 47% to 41%, with Libertarian candidate Jo Jorgensen in third place at 4%, and Green Party nominee Howie Hawkins at 2%.
This is a substantial change from polls conducted in the Granite State in the past few months, showing Biden with a slight lead over Trump. It is likely that the recent surge in support for Trump in New Hampshire is due to former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley’s endorsement of him. The poll found that support for Trump jumped up 8 points over the past month after Haley’s endorsement. Haley is particularly popular in the state, with an approval rating of 62%.
The survey also showed that Trump is doing particularly well among Independent voters, leading Biden by a 13-point margin. Trump’s strong showing among Independents is another factor that is likely to have been impacted by Haley’s endorsement.
Overall, this poll suggests that the race in New Hampshire is now closer than it once was, and could still shift back and forth over the next few weeks. It is clear, however, that Nikki Haley’s endorsement of Donald Trump has had a significant impact in the Granite State.