In a recent American Research Group survey, both former President Trump and ex-United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley have shown increased support among likely Republican primary voters in New Hampshire. Haley’s numbers have climbed to 33 percent, a notable four-point rise from a previous poll in December. Similarly, Trump has experienced a boost, now polling at 37 percent, up from 33 percent in the last month, maintaining a 4-point lead over Haley consistent with earlier findings.
The survey results come amid Trump’s public criticism of the previous poll results on Truth Social. He dismissed the earlier survey as a “Fake New Hampshire poll” and referred to Haley as “Birdbrain,” indicating his skepticism towards the polling data and critiquing media coverage of it. Additionally, he commented on Governor Sununu’s popularity, hinting at releasing his own poll soon.
Haley’s increase in the polls is noteworthy, especially considering recent controversies. During a New Hampshire town hall, her response to a question about the Civil War’s cause, which did not explicitly mention slavery, drew criticism. Faced with a voter’s astonishment at her omission, Haley queried, “What do you want me to say about slavery?”
This survey, capturing the shifting dynamics in the GOP primary race in New Hampshire, was conducted between December 27 and January 3. It included 600 interviews with likely Republican primary voters and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.