DeSantis falls to fifth place in New Hampshire: CNN poll
New Hampshire hosts the second nominating contest in the GOP primary and the governor has typically polled well in the Granite State.
Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis has lost considerable support in one of the key early Republican primary states, according to a recent CNN.
In the latest CNN/University of New Hampshire survey, DeSantis earned 10% support among likely GOP primary voters, meaning his support has more than halved in the Granite State since July, when he had 23% support.
The showing puts DeSantis in fifth, behind former President Donald Trump (39%), tech mogul Vivek Ramaswamy (13%), former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley (12%), and former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (11%).
New Hampshire hosts the second nominating contest in the GOP primary and the governor has typically polled well in the Granite State. In January of of this year, he achieved 42% support in a University of New Hampshire survey, though his standing has steadily fallen throughout his campaign.
Other polls show DeSantis in similar shape in New Hampshire and he boasts 10.0% support in the RealClearPolitics polling average, which includes the CNN/UNH poll. In that metric, however, he remains narrow in second place, edging out Christie and Ramaswamy, who earned 9.3% and 8.0%, respectively.
Conducted between Sept. 14-18, the survey questioned 1,006 likely Republican primary voters and has a margin of error of +/- 3.4%.
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