Jeb Bush is leading the polls among the many GOP candidates running for president in 2016. But there’s a surprising runner-up to Bush in New Hampshire — Donald Trump, according to a recent Suffolk University Poll.
Jeb Bush picked up 14 percent of vote. Donald Trump received 11 percent. No other candidate polled in the double digits. Twenty-nine percent of respondents were undecided.
“Jeb Bush continues to lead, but Donald Trump has emerged as an anti-Jeb Bush alternative in New Hampshire,” said David Paleologos, the director of the Suffolk University poll. “Many of those who like Trump are voting for him, and although many more dislike him, the unfavorables are split up among many other candidates. It’s the politics of plurality.”
However, the outspoken Trump is still disliked by the majority of GOP voters. Forty-nine percent say they have an unfavorable view of Trump while only 37 percent view him in a positive light.