Florida’s two presidential candidates – Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio- remain in the middle of the pack in two new polls taken in Iowa and New Hampshire and released on Sunday.
Donald Trump continues to lead the Republican field in both states, according to the NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist surveys.
In New Hampshire, Trump now holds a five-point advantage over Carly Fiorina among GOP primary voters, 21 percent to 16 percent – followed by Bush in third place with percent, and Marco Rubio and Ben Carson tied for fourth at 10 percent each.
That’s a drop down for the NYC businessman/celebrity; Last month Trump held a 16-point lead in the poll over John Kasich in New Hampshire.
And in Iowa, Trump is ahead of Carson by five points among potential GOP caucus-goers, 24 percent to 19 percent – with Fiorina in third at 8 percent, Bush at 7 percent, and Rubio, Ted Cruz and Bobby Jindal tied at 6 percent.
Meanwhile in the Democratic contest, Hillary Clinton leads in Iowa, while Bernie Sanders maintains his lead in New Hampshire.
In Iowa, it’s Clinton 47 percent, Sanders 36 percent, and Martin O’Malley with 4 percent.
In New Hampshire, it’s Sanders over Clinton 48-39 percent.
The NBC/WSJ/Marist polls were conducted Sept. 23-30. In Iowa, 431 potential GOP caucus-goers were interviewed (margin of error plus-minus 4.7 percentage points), as well as 348 Democratic caucus-goers (plus-minus 5.3 percentage points. In New Hampshire, 450 potential GOP primary voters were interviewed (margin of error plus-minus 4.6 percentage points), as well as 404 Democratic voters (plus-minus 4.)