WASHINGTON– If Ohio Governor John Kasich (R) decides to challenge President Donald in the 2020 primary, he may find support in New Hampshire.
Kasich would beat Trump in the Granite State if the primary was held today, according to a poll conducted by the American Research Group.
Kasich leads Trump among likely Republican primary voters in the battleground state by 52 percent to the President’s 40 percent.
While primary season is still far off, Kasich has declined to rule out a challenge.
In 2016, Trump topped the Republican field in New Hampshire with approximately 35 percent of the vote.
Kasich, who came in second place, trailed by about 19 percent.
The poll was conducted among 600 of the state’s likely Republican primary voters between August fourth and 6th.
On August 3rd, the Washington Post revealed that Trump described New Hampshire as a “drug-infested den” in a conversation with Mexican President Pena Nieto that was leaked to the press.
The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.