After months of hitting the presidential campaign trail in New Hampshire, Gov. Christie got a boost in a new poll of that state's voters.

Christie is at 10 percent among New Hampshire GOP primary voters in a poll released Thursday by Public Policy Polling. While that level of support puts Christie at fourth in the horse race, the governor is up from 3 percent — a ninth-place standing — in mid-October.

"The clear momentum candidate in New Hampshire is Chris Christie," PPP wrote in the poll release.
Christie now has the highest favorability rating in New Hampshire of any GOP candidate, PPP said, with 61 percent of the state's Republican voters favorable toward him and 22 percent unfavorable.

That's up from August, when 35 percent of GOP voters in New Hampshire were favorable toward Christie and 46 percent were unfavorable.

Leading the poll released Thursday is businessman Donald Trump at 27 percent, followed by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz at 13 percent, and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio at 11 percent.

Christie came in several percentage points ahead of two other candidates seen as rivals for the Republican establishment vote: Ohio Gov. John Kasich (8 percent) and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (5 percent).

Christie was the most mentioned second choice of Bush and Kasich supporters, PPP said.

The poll of 454 New Hampshire Republican primary voters has a margin of error of 4.6 percentage points. It was conducted between Nov. 30 and Dec. 2 — after the New Hampshire Union Leader newspaper announced its endorsement of Christie and while the governor's campaign was rolling out other New Hampshire endorsements.

Christie has been visiting New Hampshire weekly, courting voters through town-hall meetings.

Nationally, Christie's poll numbers have yet to rise from the low single digits. A Quinnipiac poll released this week found him still at 2 percent.