Former President Donald Trump is leading the Republican presidential primary race in New Hampshire with an astounding 41-point lead, according to the first Emerson College Polling survey of Granite State voters.
Trump has a whopping 58% support in a hypothetical primary, while Florida Governor Ron DeSantis comes in at a distant second with 17% support.
Governor Chris Sununu, despite having a 64% approval rating among registered Republican voters, has a mere 7% support among Republican primary voters for the nomination.
Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley sits at 6%, and former Vice President Mike Pence at 4%.
The poll also revealed that young voters are a significant base for Trump’s primary support, with 67% of Republican primary voters under 35 backing him for the nomination.
In a hypothetical 2024 presidential matchup between Trump and Joe Biden, Biden leads by a narrow margin of 42% to 38%, with 16% of voters supporting someone else and 4% undecided.
The poll also found that a majority of New Hampshire voters consider Biden’s age of 82 as an obstacle to being an effective president.
In contrast, a plurality of voters think that Trump’s age of 78 would not matter much in his effectiveness as president.