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Poll contends Jeb Bush in 2nd place in New Hampshire

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Jeb Bush could be staging a comeback, according to a new poll conducted by the Emerson College Polling Society.

The survey found that, among likely Republican primary goers, Bush is in second place, with 18 percent. Donald Trump holds on to his top spot with 35 percent support; while John Kasich is in third with 14 percent.

Marco Rubio is at 9 percent, followed by Ted Cruz at 8 percent. Chris Christie is at 5 percent, according to the poll.

The Emerson College survey likely comes as welcome news to supporters. The former Florida governor has spent a considerable amount of time and money in the Granite State, but has made little headway in other polls.

According to RealClearPolitics averages of New Hampshire polls, Bush is in fifth place with 8 percent, trailing Rubio and Kasich.

The Emerson College Polling Society poll was conducted from Monday and Tuesday. The telephone poll sampled 373 likely Republican primary voters. The poll has a margin of error of 5 percent.

On the Democratic side, Bernie Sanders leads Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire, 52 percent to 44 percent. The poll surveyed 350 likely Democratic primary voters and has a margin of error of 5.2 percent.

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