NH poll: Christie, Bush rise as Trump leads big

A new poll shows that while Donald Trump continues to lead in New Hampshire, several Republicans have gained steam and have double-digit levels of support.

In the latest Boston Herald poll of the Granite State, Trump maintained a healthy lead over the GOP field with 26 percent. But underneath, a host of Republican candidates are lumped together, as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush are now polling near Sens. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz.

Rubio and Cruz both pull 12 percent, good enough for second place, and Christie and Bush have launched themselves into that group once again. Christie, continuing his resurgence after winning the Union Leader endorsement, sits at 11 percent, while Bush wins 10 percent backing, the first time he's hit double-digits in the state since mid-October.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich isn't far behind that group with 8 percent. The biggest loser in the poll is Dr. Ben Carson, who's support has been hemorrhaging lately. Carson, who was at 16 percent in the Herald's previous poll in mid-October, has seen his support evaporate with only 5 percent.
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