Poll: Trump Dominating More Than Ever in New Hampshire

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A new poll has revealed that GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump remains dominant in the crucial state of New Hampshire. In the most recent CNN/WMUR poll conducted by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center, Trump has nearly doubled his lead since September, posting a strong result that dwarfs the rest of the crowded Republican field.

Trump’s support numbers jumped six points from September to 32 percent. Florida Senator Marco Rubio came in second place but managed a relatively modest 14 percent of the vote, highlighting the real estate mogul’s commanding lead. In September, Trump maintained a 10-point lead over Carly Fiorina, his nearest competitor, which means that his 18-point lead in December is especially impressive.

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie came in third place with 9 percent of the vote, followed by former Florida Governor Jeb Bush with 8 percent, Ohio Governor John Kasich with 7 percent, Texas Senator Ted Cruz with 6 percent, and a two-way tie between Fiorina and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson with 5 percent each.

While the poll paints a glowing picture of Trump’s presidential prospects, almost all of it was conducted just before the notoriously hot-headed candidate made a widely-condemned statement supporting a ban on Muslims from entering the United States. Trump’s remarks drew criticisms from both sides of the aisles, with several GOP contenders quickly expressing their disagreement with the proposal and outlining their own plans to enhance national security.

In light of the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris, San Bernardino and elsewhere, national security has become a key campaign topic: 50 percent believe that it is a top issue, compared to 21 percent in September. New Hampshire voters overwhelmingly declared Trump the candidate best equipped to handle not only ISIS, but government spending, taxation, and immigration. However, Rubio managed to beat Trump as the most favorable candidate, with a 61 percent rating to Trump’s 57 percent.

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Donald Trump

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Ben Carson

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Marco Rubio

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Scott Walker

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Jeb Bush

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Rand Paul

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Mike Huckabee

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Carly Fiorina

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