John Kasich Gains Donald Trump, No. 2 in New Hampshire
We haven’t heard much about GOP presidential candidate John Kasich lately, but this week the Ohio Governor made headlines when he jumped up 6 points in the early presidential state of New Hampshire – coming in second place behind Donald Trump.
All eyes are focused on Iowa and New Hampshire as we draw closer to the first two presidential primaries (Feb. 1st and 9th respectively). According to the latest poll of Republican voters in New Hampshire, Donald Trump is leading with 27% followed by Kasich with 20%.
Florida Senator Marco Rubio came in third place with 10% followed by Texas Senator Ted Cruz and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, each with 9%.
A survey conducted just two weeks prior showed Trump in the lead with 25% followed by John Kasich and Marco Rubio tied with 14%. Chris Christie was in third with 10%. This recent jump in support from the Granite State is big news for the Ohio Governor, who will likely gain increased campaign contributions and press time.
On the Democratic side, the poll showed Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders in the lead with 49% followed by Hillary Clinton with 43%.