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Republican presidential hopeful Nikki Haley has cemented her second place status in New Hampshire with a poll released Wednesday, beating out Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis by a commanding nine points. 

A USA TODAY/Boston Globe/Suffolk Poll shows Haley with the support of 19 percent of likely Republican primary voters in New Hampshire. 

Former President Donald Trump maintains his large lead, receiving the support of 49 percent of likely Republican primary voters in the Granite State. 

DeSantis – once considered Trump’s biggest political threat – now sits in third place with the support of 10 percent.

No other GOP candidate is polling in the double digits – former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie gets 6 percent, entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy and South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott are both polling at 4 percent and former Vice President Mike Pence and North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum are at 1 percent. 

Republican presidential hopeful Nikki Haley has cemented her second place status in New Hampshire with a poll released Wednesday

While Trump is still the frontrunner, Haley has moved into a solid second place in New Hampshire, which holds the nation’s first primary next year 

While Trump is dominant, the poll found that voters were about evenly split when asked if him winning the nomination was inevitable.

Forty-eight percent believed that it was, while another 44 percent said it wasn’t. 

The poll’s margin of error was plus or minus 4.4 percent. 

Thirty-nine percent of those surveyed said they could still change their minds before the primary. 

Haley is coming off of two strong debate performances – and while DeSantis also received high marks for his showing on the Simi Valley debate stage last week, so far early state polling hasn’t shown him getting a bump from it. 

Instead, Haley has become more dominant in New Hampshire – which will host the nation’s first GOP primary next year – with the Real Clear Politics polling average showing her solidly in second place. 

She’s beaten DeSantis in the last four of five New Hampshire polls. 

Former President Donald Trump (left) still holds a formidable lead in the Granite State, while Haley has overtaken Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (right) 

Haley started to surpass the Florida governor in New Hampshire polling late last month and her lead continues to grow. 

The averages show Trump with 45 percent support, Haley with 14.2 percent and DeSantis with 10.4 percent support. 

The Real Clear Politics polling average also has Christie in a better position than the USA Today poll – garnering 9 percent from New Hampshire voters. 

Christie has ignored Iowa – the state that will hold the first GOP caucuses on January 15, with the New Hampshire primary following shortly thereafter – and has focused solely on the Granite State. 

Haley still has work to do in Iowa if she wants to emerge as Trump’s primary, primary opponent. 

In the Hawkeye State, she remains in a distant third, according to the Real Clear Politics polling average – with Trump sitting at 49.2 percent, DeSantis at 16 percent and Haley at 8.8 percent. 

That being said, New Hampshire has a tradition of picking a different candidate than whomever wins the Iowa caucuses – for example, giving Trump his first win in 2016, after Sen. Ted Cruz won the caucuses. 

In 2008, when now former President Barack Obama stunned and won the Iowa caucuses, the Democratic primary became a slog when New Hampshire voters picked Hillary Clinton instead. 

The latest poll out of South Carolina, which holds the first-in-the-South primary, also contains some good news for Haley, who was the governor of the state from 2011 to 2017, before Trump picked her to be his ambassador to the United Nations.

A survey conducted by Winthrop University shows Trump a clear favorite – currently receiving the support of 51 percent of South Carolina voters. 

Haley, however, has leapfrogged DeSantis – and is in second place with 17 percent support – compared to the Republican governor’s 12 percent.  

Source: | This article originally belongs to Dailymail.co.uk

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