NH poll: Paul, Walker tied for first; Rubio, Bush tied for third; Donald Trump fifth

Rubio, who announced his candidacy April 13, more than doubled his level of primary support since the poll’s last sample, in February. Bush, who isn’t expected to formally announce until June, dropped five percentage points, his lowest level since the poll started tracking the state’s voters in November.

Poll respondent Stephanie Korb, 57, a Republican dental assistant from Belmont, N.H., said she is leaning toward Rubio.

“He seems like a less offensive choice than the others,” she said. “I want to hear what the candidates want to do to turn this country around and you’re not hearing that.”…

Donald Trump was selected by 8 percent of likely primary voters—up 5 percentage points from February—followed by 7 percent for New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, 6 percent for Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, 5 percent for retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, 4 percent for former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, and 3 percent for former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina.