The former president Donald Trump reportedly may be losing ground on his GOP competitors in New Hampshire, the state that hosts the first primary and second overall election in the Republican presidential nomination calendar, according to a recent survey there.
In the Granite State, 37% of prospective Republican presidential primary voters back Trump, according to a University of New Hampshire Survey Center survey issued on Tuesday.
Ron DeSantis, governor of Florida, now has a 23% approval rating, with the rest of the field of candidates polling in the single digits.
The last UNH poll, which was taken in April before the Florida governor announced his presidential candidacy, found that Trump had a 14-point advantage against DeSantis as opposed to a 20-point advantage.
The lead is less significant than it was in recent New Hampshire polls conducted by other groups, which revealed Trump had a far bigger lead over DeSantis and the rest of the field.
The latest survey, which was conducted July 13–17, put South Carolina’s Sen. Tim Scott at 8%.
Chris Christie, a former governor of New Jersey who is running for president for the second time, was tied with Doug Burgum, the governor of North Dakota, at 6%.
Nikki Haley, a former South Carolina governor and U.N. ambassador, and Vivek Ramaswamy, a businessman and political pundit, both scored 5% on the survey, with everyone else scoring 1% or below.