The Granite State’s affection for Donald Trump appears to be wearing thin.
Trump’s decisive 2016 victory over the crowded Republican field in New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation presidential primary once propelled him towards the nomination and eventually the presidency.
These days New Hampshire Republicans are warming to a new star in the GOP, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who outperformed Trump in a recent poll.
While Trump – who a year and a half removed from the White House remains the most popular and influential politician in the GOP nationally – repeatedly teases with making another presidential run, DeSantis is the new standout here.
According to polling numbers released Wednesday by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center, 39% of likely Republican primary voters in the Granite State would support the first-term Florida governor, with 37% backing the former…