Governor Scott Walker’s New Hampshire poll numbers have dropped. Walker had support of just 2 percent of likely Republican primary voters in New Hampshire, according to the results of a new Monmouth University poll. The Wisconsin governor had been at 7 percent in Monmouth’s July poll. Donald Trump now has the support of 28 percent of those likely GOP primary voters, up four percent from July, while retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson’s support grew by 12 points from the July poll, to 17 percent.
Ohio Governor John Kasich came in next with 11 percent. Texas Senator Ted Cruz followed with 8 percent, with former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and former tech executive Carly Fiorina each have 7 percent, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul and Florida Senator Marco Rubio were at 4 percent. Joining Walker with 2 percent is New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. No other candidate earned more than 1 percent, and 7 percent were undecided.
The poll was conducted via telephone from Sept. 10 to 13, surveying 415 registered voters who are likely to vote in February’s GOP presidential primary. The margin of error is plus or minus 4.8 percentage points.
The New Hampshire poll comes in the wake of more bad news for the Walker campaign out of Iowa. There – according to the latest Quinnipiac poll – his support has plummeted to just 3 percent, up from a peak of 21 percent in May, before he’d officially entered the campaign.