Second poll finds Trump surging into second place in New Hampshire

A second consecutive poll has found Donald TrumpDonald TrumpSouth Carolina Senate adds firing squad as alternative execution method Ex-Trump aide Pierson won't run for Dallas-area House seat House Oversight panel reissues subpoena for Trump's accounting firm MORE surging into second place among GOP presidential contenders in New Hampshire.

According to a CNN-WMUR poll released Thursday, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush leads the field in the Granite State with 16 percent support, followed by Trump at 11 percent.

Every other Republican presidential candidate is polling in the single digits in New Hampshire.

A Suffolk University poll released on Tuesday also showed Trump moving into second place, trailing only Bush in New Hampshire.

In addition, a Fox News poll released on Wednesday found he has jumped into second place nationally behind Bush.

Voters in New Hampshire said Trump, a real estate mogul and reality television star who says he’s worth billions, is best equipped among all of the Republican candidates to handle the economy. Twenty-nine percent choose Trump, with Bush being the next closest candidate, at 13 percent.

Trump is in second place behind Bush on the question of who is the best leader, and tied for second with Bush on who would be strongest on illegal immigration.

Trump has been getting headlines since entering the GOP race.

He’s been under fire for comments he made about illegal immigration during his launch speech last week, in which he said that the “U.S. has become the dumping ground for everybody else's problems.”

“They're sending people who have lots of problems,” he continued about illegal immigration. “They bring in drugs, they bring in crime, they're rapists. I assume some are good people.”

Univision is protesting the remarks by saying it won’t air Trump’s Miss Universe pageants. He has accused the network of caving to pressure from Mexico.

Despite his strength in the CNN-WMUR poll, Trump tops the list of candidates most Republicans say they will not vote for under any circumstances. He is also at the top of the list in most national polls, leading most political analysts to believe he has a low ceiling of support.

Only 38 percent said they have a favorable view of Trump, against 48 percent who view him negatively.

Bush seems to be hitting stride since his successful campaign launch last week. His favorability rating has ticked up from 45 percent in the same poll from May to 50 percent presently. Thirty-three percent said they have an unfavorable view of the former Florida governor.

Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulSenate confirms Rouse as Biden's top economist Overnight Health Care: 50 million coronavirus vaccines given | Pfizer news | Biden health nominees Rand Paul criticized for questioning of transgender health nominee MORE (Ky.) takes 9 percent support, according to the poll, followed by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker at 8 percent, Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.) and businesswoman Carly Fiorina at 6 percent. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson take 5 percent each.

The CNN-WMUR poll of 402 Republican primary voters was conducted between June 18 and June 24 and has a 4.9 percentage point margin of error.