Quoting; “The new University of New Hampshire Granite State Poll released on Wednesday found Ron DeSantis receiving 39 percent support from likely Republican primary voters in the state compared to 37 percent for Donald Trump.

“The difference between the two is insignificant and within the poll’s margin of error, meaning they are effectively tied at the top.

“But it’s a significant rise for DeSantis. In previous polling conducted by the university, DeSantis had been trailing behind Trump, receiving 19 percent support in July 2021 and 18 percent in October 2021. Trump, in contrast, had won 47 percent and 43 percent support, respectively, in those previous polls.

“’Trump slipping in pre-primary polls is part of a typical pattern,’ Director of the UNH Survey Center Andrew Smith said in a statement.

“’A party’s losing candidate in the prior election is typically the best-known person in their party. As the primary gets closer, new candidates emerge and attract more media attention, and therefore more voter attention, than the losing candidate from the previous election,’ he added.”

From yesterday’s (6.22) Joe Pompeo Vanity Fair piece: