Although Rubio came into the latest debate on a hot streak after Iowa, his appearance hit a major roadblock in the name of Chris Christie. The New Jersey Governor threw Rubio off his game and all the senator could do was to repeat his talking points about Obama. Very bad performance and not an indication of his being quick on his feet. We expect his numbers will drop.
Suffolk/Boston Globe Poll: Trump Up By 10 Points on Rubio in NH
The Suffolk University/Boston Globe poll released Friday also finds one-third of GOP voters say they could still change their mind by Tuesday's first-in-the-nation primary.
- Trump: 29 percent
- Rubio: 19 percent
- Ohio Gov. John Kasich: 13 percent
- Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush: 10 percent
- Sen. Ted Cruz: 7 percent
- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie: 5 percent
- Retired pediatric neurosurgeon Ben Carson: 4 percent.
"What a difference a caucus makes," David Paleologos, director of the Political Research Center at Suffolk University, tells the Globe.
"By exceeding expectations in Iowa, Marco Rubio is converting likability to electability even more so than Ted Cruz, who, like many conservative Iowa winners of the past like Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum, can’t seem to convert an Iowa win into a major showing in New Hampshire."
Here's where the Democratic candidates stand:
- Sanders: 50 percent
- Hillary Clinton: 41 percent
Among Democrats, 71 percent of Democrats said the same thing about Sanders, and 68 percent said that about Clinton.
The survey has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.4 percent.