A new poll conducted by Monmouth University has found that President Donald Trump holds a strong lead in New Hampshire. The survey found that Trump holds a 12-point lead over Biden, garnering 45 percent support in the state. His lead is slightly bigger than the margin from a previous Monmouth University survey published in March.
The poll also showed that former U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley is the number two candidate in the state with 20 percent support, a big jump from just 6 percent in March. Haley has been actively campaigning in the state and her support is largely among independents.
The survey also found that Biden and Trump are in a virtual tie when it comes to approval rating in the state, with Biden having a slight edge at 49 percent compared to Trump’s 48 percent. This is significantly better than the president’s 39 percent approval rating nationally from a previous Monmouth survey, which may indicate that he is doing better in New Hampshire.
The survey also showed that voters in the state are equally split between disapproval and approval of Biden’s handling of the Coronavirus pandemic, with 48 percent approving and 46 percent disapproving. This is despite the fact that New Hampshire has seen one of the lowest infection rates in the nation.
Overall, it appears that President Trump is in a strong position in New Hampshire, and that Haley is emerging as a potential alternative to Biden. The President’s approval ratings in the state are higher than his numbers nationally, and the survey suggests that New Hampshirites may be more receptive to his message on economic issues such as jobs. It will be interesting to see how the race progresses as the election draws nearer.