Three new NBC News/Marist polls shows that the Republican primary for the 2016 presidential race is wide open in the state of New Hampshire.
According to the polls, Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has the lead in the Granite State with 18 percent support of potential GOP primary voters. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker follows with 15 percent, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. with 14 percent and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie with 13 percent.
Seven different republican candidates have double-digit support in at least one of three states, including New Hampshire, Iowa or South Carolina, but only Bush and Walker maintained double digits in all three states.
In comparison, the Democratic nomination race is much less competitive. In New Hampshire, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has a 69 percent lead over Sen. Bernie Sanders, D-Vt. with 13 percent.