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Post-Iowa poll: Trump up by 24 points in NH

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Donald Trump remains the clear front-runner in New Hampshire’s GOP presidential primary after placing second in Iowa’s caucuses, according to a new poll.

Trump has a 24-point lead over his competition in the Granite State in the University of Massachusetts-Lowell/7 News survey released Wednesday, unchanged from the pollsters’ previous survey.

{mosads}He has the support 38 percent of likely Republican primary voters, compared to 14 percent for Ted Cruz and 12 percent for Marco Rubio. Jeb Bush ranks fourth, with 9 percent, while John Kasich rounds out the top five, with 7 percent.

New Hampshire’s Republican-leaning voters are also loyal to their favorite candidate, pollsters found.

About 69 percent said they would “definitely” vote for Trump, versus 31 percent who admitted they “could change their mind.”

Approximately 63 percent would “definitely” pick Cruz, meanwhile, with 56 percent saying the same about Rubio. Roughly 37 percent “could change their mind” about the Texas senator, while 44 percent may rethink supporting Rubio.

UMass-Lowell/7 News conducted its latest survey of 502 GOP-leaning voters via cellphone and landline telephone interviews from Jan. 31–Feb. 2. It has a 4.83 percent margin of error.

Trump is hoping for a rebound in New Hampshire’s primary after finishing behind Cruz in Iowa’s caucuses Monday night. Cruz defeated the outspoken billionaire by 3 points there.

The business mogul holds a commanding edge in New Hampshire, however. He leads Cruz by an average of 21 percent in polls ahead of next Tuesday’s primary.

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