2016 Election, Elections, Hillary Clinton, Rand Paul, Rick Perry

Rubio Up, Bush Down: Latest NH Poll Shows Tight Race

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Sen. Marco Rubio got the biggest bump from his campaign launch according to a new Bloomberg Politics poll of voters in the Granite State.

According to the poll, Sen. Rand Paul and Gov. Scott Walker led the field with 12% a piece while Rubio and Bush were just behind with 11%.

Rubio doubled his number since the last iteration of this poll in February making him the biggest riser.  Bush fell 5 points in the same time to his lowest point since polling began.

Scott Walker lead among GOP voters as a second choice at 12%.

The two Floridians polled the best in a hypothetical matchup with Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton.

The poll, conducted May 2-6 by Washington-based Purple Insights, shows Bush and Rubio as Clinton’s closest competitors in potential head-to-head contests. Both trail her by 2 percentage points. Paul is next, 3 percentage points behind her, followed by Walker, who trails Clinton by 6 points.

Among the increasingly large GOP field:

Donald Trump was selected by 8 percent of likely primary voters—up 5 percentage points from February—followed by 7 percent for New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, 6 percent for Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, 5 percent for retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, 4 percent for former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, and 3 percent for former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina.

Scoring 1 percent were former Texas Governor Rick Perry, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, former Senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, and Ohio Governor John Kasich, none of whom have formally announced bids.

 

Poll questions and methodology here.

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