New CNN Poll Shows Trump Lead GOP Pack in NH, but One Candidate Has Seen a Big Surge to Second

Businessman Donald Trump continues to command a firm lead over the GOP field in New Hampshire, but Florida Sen. Marco Rubio has surged to second place with his highest amount of support yet, according to a CNN/WMUR poll released Thursday.

Of the likely Republican voters surveyed from Feb. 2-4, 29 percent said they supported Trump, just down one percent from a similar Jan. 27-30 poll.

Rubio, however, saw a sizable jump. The Florida senator surged past Texas Sen. Ted Cruz to second with 18 percent, up seven points from the last poll.

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Cruz, who won the Iowa caucus, placed third with 13 percent of support, up only one point from Jan. 27-30.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich placed fourth with 12 percent, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush fifth with 10 percent and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie tied with former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina at four percent.

The poll had a margin of error of plus or minus 6.8 percentage points and had a sample size of 209 likely Republican primary voters.

The New Hampshire primary will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 9.

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