WASHINGTON (Talk Media News) – Senators Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) are solidifying support in New Hampshire, according to a Boston Herald/Franklin Pierce University poll released Friday.
While Trump continues to lead the GOP field in the Granite State by 26 percent, Cruz and Rubio have each taken the second place position at 12 percent.
The number represents a major spike in support for the two Senators, who received single digits in a previous Boston Herald/Franklin Pierce poll conducted two months.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie follows at 11 percent and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush trails at 11 percent. No other candidate exceeds double digits.
New Hampshire represents the first official primary of the 2016 campaign season, but occurs after Iowa’s non-binding caucus.
The poll was conducted between December 13th through 17th among 430 likely GOP voters in New Hampshire.