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Sunday, February 8, 2015

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Walker third in New Hampshire poll of GOP voters

Gov. Scott Walker was third in a new poll of New Hampshire GOP primary voters, behind Jeb Bush and Rand Paul.

Sixteen percent of respondents backed Bush, while 13 favored Paul and 12 percent backed Walker in the Bloomberg Politics/Saint Anselm New Hampshire poll. Chris Christie was next at 10 percent.

Of the top four GOP candidates, Walker appeared to have the most room to grow; 54 percent of primary voters had an opinion of him. More than 80 percent primary voters had an opinion of the other three top finishers.

The poll also asked several questions about Walker to gauge how they impact voters' perceptions of him.

Respondents were told "Walker is facing a large number of campaign finance scandals, including what has been called a “criminal scheme” by prosecutors." Thirty-one percent called that a deal killer, 30 percent said they would consider it, while 29 percent said it was not a real problem. That was more damaging than that he has no foreign policy experience and wouldn't be able to handle terrorist threats (28-29-37) and "doesn’t know how to get things done in Washington, and wouldn’t fix the gridlock" (21-25-43).

The poll also asked respondents about qualities backers believe are his positives. The highest rated one was that he "stood up to unions -- and won." Thirty-nine percent said that was a very convincing reason to vote for him, 30 percent found it somewhat convincing and 20 percent said it was not convincing.

They were also asked about his three wins in a Democratic state (28-37-24) and that he's "a fresh face from outside Washington, who can bring new ideas to help break the gridlock" (28-39-23).

The poll was conducted Jan. 31 to Feb. 5 by Washington-based Purple Insights. The survey of 400 GOP primary voters had a margin of error of plus or minus 4.9 percentage points.

-- By JR Ross

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