Poll dates: July 22-30, 2015:
8/3/15, "Trump takes NH lead," The WMUR Granite State Poll, unh.edu/survey center
p. 23, pdf: "Which Republican candidate do you think can best handle illegal immigration?”
p. 1: "These findings are based on the latest WMUR Granite State Poll, conducted by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center. Seven hundred and twenty-two (722) randomly selected New Hampshire adults were interviewed by landline and cellular telephone between July 22 and July 30, 2015. The margin of sampling error is +/-3.6 percent. Included were three hundred nine (309) likely 2016 Republican Primary voters (MSE = +/-5.6), two hundred seventy-six (276) likely 2016 Democratic Primary voters (MSE = +/-5.9), and six hundred and fifty-two (652) likely 2016 presidential election voters (MSE= +/-3.8)."...
p. 4, pdf: "Who would you support if vote held today?" Trump leads among GOP primary voters in NH:
More from New Hampshire on Trump:
7/29/15 New Hampshire focus group of Republicans and Independents strongly favored Trump to shock and awe of Morning Joe hosts:
7/30/15, "MSNBC hosts openly STUNNED by [New Hampshire] Trump supporters’ verdict; ‘He’s one of us!’" bizpacreview.com, Nicole Haas
"The hosts of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” were completely shocked Thursday — and even looked a little green — after hearing the articulate responses from a focus group on why they support Donald Trump for president.
Despite Trump’s status as a billionaire businessman and celebrity, New Hampshire Republican voters said they see Trump’s brazen honesty as a refreshing change.
“He’s one of us,” said one voter. “He speaks the truth, he doesn’t care what people think.”
Other members of the group characterized Trump as “unchoreographed,” “honest,” and “rough.”
They agreed that Trump stands out among a long list of establishment types.
“Trump is a threat,” said one man. “Because he doesn’t fit in the same box as all the other Republicans.”
The panel host asked group members if they were offended by Trump calling some illegal immigrants, “rapists” and “murderers.”
“It didn’t bother me,” several simultaneously said.
The voters talked about “common sense” in regards to securing the border. They also viewed Trump’s enormous success as an attribute.
“I want to be a billionaire,” said one man. Another added, “How can I begrudge the guy? He worked hard.”
They thought Trump’s business acumen makes him suited to reverse the nation’s debt spiral. And one described a possible Trump presidency as “one of hope.”
That was about all it took to nearly knock MSNBC hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough off their chairs.
“Wow, wow, wow,” Scarborough repeatedly said.
“This, is incredible,” an obviously stunned Brzezinski added.
The two lamented over the “mysterious” Trump support, when Scarborough hit on something.
“You know what, [Trump’s] pissed off,” he said.
And that right there, makes him “one of us.”"
New Hampshire focus group Wed., 7/29/15 supports Trump:
7/30/15, "New Hampshire Voters Explain the Appeal of Donald Trump," Bloomberg, David Knowles
"Donald Trump is a brand, and his New Hampshire supporters are itching to buy it.
A Bloomberg Politics focus group of 12 Republican and independent voters who are supportive of Donald Trump's presidential candidacy shed light Wednesday night (7/29/15) on the billionaire's swift rise to the top of the GOP field, and confirmed that his brash, “You're fired!” style and lack of experience in politics is more of an asset than a liability.
“He says it like it is,” said Jessica, a data analyst, during the focus group in the first-in-the-nation primary state, conducted by Purple Strategies at St. Anselm College in Manchester. “He speaks the truth.”"...