The latest on the presidential horse race.

Trump Leads, Cruz Approaches Second in New Hampshire

The latest New Hampshire poll by Rasmussen Reports has placed Donald Trump well ahead of his competition, while Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz battle it out for second place.

Which Republican candidate would you vote for?

  • Donald Trump – 31%
  • Marco Rubio – 21%
  • Ted Cruz – 20%

Trump has managed to maintain first place in yet another New Hampshire poll. Since his loss in Iowa, Trump has been focusing heavily on New Hampshire and every major poll has placed him at the top of the Republican Party.

In terms of what has changed, for the first time in many polls, Cruz has closed the gap on Rubio and is directly challenging him for second place. In previous polls, Cruz was losing to Rubio by a respectable margin.

Rubio is still a legitimate candidate and he is campaigning hard to paint himself as the pro-GOP establishment choice. His major flaw, and one that his opponents are exploiting, is his apparent lack of experience. If he can overcome that hurdle, he may be able to challenge both Trump and Cruz.

While Cruz nearly tied for second, expect him to finish in third in New Hampshire as he will not be able to rely on religion to help him coast to victory like he did in Iowa.

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