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DeSantis overtakes Trump in New Hampshire poll

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National polls show former President Donald Trump with a commanding lead over all other Republicans for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination. The group includes Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who is in a distant second place but is widely seen as the new front-runner should Trump decide not to run.

But there is no national Republican presidential primary. The race will start in the early primary and caucus states. And now there is a new poll from one of those states, New Hampshire, that shows a very different race than the national polls.

The survey is called the Granite State Poll, conducted by the University of New Hampshire. In addition to general election polling, it has been running 2024 GOP primary polls since the summer of 2021. There have been some big changes in the race in the last 12 months.

In July 2021, Trump led DeSantis by an imposing margin among Republicans, 47% to 19%. In October 2021, Trump had weakened just a bit, but DeSantis was virtually unchanged — Trump led 43% to 18%. But now, in June 2022, Trump has faltered significantly, while DeSantis has surged. In the new poll, conducted between June 16 and 20, DeSantis leads........

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