BOSTON (CBS) – There’s about ten months to go before New Hampshire’s first in the nation presidential primary, but a new poll in the Republican race was released Thursday.
Former Florida governor Jeb Bush leads the Suffolk University poll of likely GOP Primary voters with 19-percent.READ MORE: MBTA Ferry Service Suspended Through Wednesday Due To Storm
Read: Poll Results (.pdf)
Scott Walker was second with 14-percent and Rand Paul was third at 7-precent.
Donald Trump had 6-percent. Chris Christie and Ted Cruz were tied with just 5-percent.
“The single-digit candidates need to go to New Hampshire and make a personal appeal to likely Republican voters there if they want to become the Republican alternative to Jeb Bush,” David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk University Political Research Center said in a statement.READ MORE: Coastal Concerns: Wind, Rain Pick Up Intensity In Marshfield
“There are still plenty of undecided voters who might be won over if they make their case.”
Bush had a favorable rating of 54-percent compared to Walker’s 46-percent.
As for unfavorable ratings, Walker’s was 15-percent compared to Bush’s 27-percent.
Paleologos told WBZ NewsRadio 1030 one in four of those polled are undecided on a candidate.
New Hampshire voters, he said, like to be wooed.MORE NEWS: Nor'easter To Bring Heavy Rain, High Winds, Possible Flooding And Potentially Days Of Power Outages
“They want to see the candidates go up to the Granite State and they want to evaluate the candidates eyeball-to-eyeball before they make a commitment,” Paleologos told WBZ.