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Shock Poll: Chris Christie Ties Rand Paul in New Hampshire Primary Race

Suffolk/Boston Herald, 6/14-6/18
New Hampshire

  • Paul: 11
  • Christie: 11
  • Bush: 8
  • Cruz: 8
  • Huntsman: 7
  • Rubio: 5
  • Walker: 4
  • Huckabee: 4
  • Ryan: 3
  • Jindal: 3
  • Perry: 2

Though Kentucky Senator Rand Paul has now led all but one New Hampshire primary poll released this year, embattled New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has pulled into a tie with the Tea Party favorite according to a new Suffolk University/Boston Herald poll.

The poll, conducted between June 14 and June 18, sampling 419 likely New Hampshire Republican primary voters, found that Paul and Christie are tied atop the results with 11 percent apiece.

Paul has now seen 11-16 percent in four straight polls and has been tied with Christie in two of them.

Christie has been hovering around the low double-digits ever since his Bridgegate scandal broke.

No other candidate garnered double-digits with 31 percent of the voters saying they are undecided and many potential candidates in the race.

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and Texas Senator Ted Cruz each finished with 8 percent. That’s right around where both candidates have been all spring.

Former Utah Governor John Huntsman received 7 percent, Florida Senator Marco Rubio received 5 percent, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee received 4 percent, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan received 3 percent, and Texas Governor Rick Perry received 2 percent.

Respondents were also asked who their second choice would be.

Of those, 13 percent said Rubio, 12 percent said Christie, 8 percent said Bush, 8 percent said Paul, 5 percent said Cruz, 5 percent said Jindal, 5 percent said Walker, 4 percent said Huckabee, 4 percent said Huntsman, 3 percent said Ryan, 3 percent said Rick Santorum, and 2 percent said Perry.