- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush are leading a competitive GOP presidential race in New Hampshire, which hosts the first-in-the-nation primary contest, according to a presidential poll released this week.

Mr. Walker and Mr. Bush each carried 15 percent of the respondents in the
Franklin Pierce University/Boston Herald poll of likely voters.

They were followed by Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, 13 percent; New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, 10 percent,; and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, 7 percent.

Former neurosurgeon Ben Carson, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum rounded out the poll.

The survey found that Mr. Paul leads the pack with his 56 percent favorable rating, followed by Mr. Cruz and Mr. Rubio, both of whom were looked at favorably by 55 percent of the respondents.

Mr. Christie, meanwhile, had the highest unfavorable rating, 46 percent, followed by Mr. Bush, 37 percent, and Mr. Huckabee, 35 percent.

The poll has a margin or error of plus or minus 4.7 percent.

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