Poll: Christie surges to top tier in N.H.

Donald Trump continues to lead the Republican presidential field by wide margins in New Hampshire, but two of his opponents, Chris Christie and Ted Cruz, are rising rapidly in Granite State polls.

Christie, New Jersey's brusque two-term governor, has jumped from ninth place to fourth and reached double digits in the first-in-the-nation primary state with 10 percent support among GOP voters in Public Policy Polling's latest survey. Similarly, Cruz, the anti-establishment Texas senator, has gone from sixth place at 8 percent to second place at 13 percent since October.

With 27 percent support among New Hampshire Republicans, Trump remains unchanged from where he stood two months ago. In third place, with 11 percent support and well within the margin of error against Cruz, is Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.

Ben Carson (9 percent), John Kasich (9 percent), and Carly Fiorina (6 percent), are the only other candidates polling above 5 percent in the Granite State.

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