Romney leads GOP pack in New Hampshire
April 22nd, 2011
11:55 AM ET
4 years ago

Romney leads GOP pack in New Hampshire

Washington (CNN) - There's more good news for Mitt Romney in the state of New Hampshire: a new Republican presidential primary poll shows the former Massachusetts governor has a commanding lead over all the other potential 2012 candidates.

According to a new survey from American Research Group, Romney holds a 32-17 percent lead among likely voters over his nearest competitor, businessman Donald Trump. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, and Texas Rep. Ron Paul are all at 8 percent.

The ARG poll comes the same day a Dartmouth College survey showed Romney would convincingly beat Obama in the Granite State - the only potential GOP candidate that beats the president in the key campaign state.

The ARG poll surveyed 600 likely New Hampshire GOP voters by telephone between April 16-21 and includes a sampling error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.


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  1. Texas Doc

    Wow, it must be that socialized free medical care that he won for Massachusets that put him over the top. I'm so glad to see that Republicans appreciate good ideas, especially when they are socially progressive ones.

    April 22, 2011 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  2. Wise Independent

    Mitt Romney, the only adult in the bunch and our next president!

    April 22, 2011 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  3. Med Student

    The individual mandate in MA has benefits, but a NATIONAL individual mandate, while potentially having benefits, is unconstitutional. We can't just silence someone just because we don't like what they have to say (ie a rascist bigot), because it violates the First Amendment. Likewise, we can't just trample over state's rights just because it may be convenient, or we invalidate our Constitution.

    April 22, 2011 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  4. T'sah from Virginia

    If anyone else was leading – I would definitely worry!!!!!!!

    Even though he may be the BEST on the RIGHT shelves
    He will NOT beat Obama in two thousand and twelve!!!

    OBAMA/BIDEN 2012!!!

    April 22, 2011 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  5. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Romney is the man McCain should have picked in 2008, they probably would have won. A skirt has always ruled McCains way of thinking, but Palin made a total fool of him, too bad.

    April 22, 2011 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  6. Four and The Door

    What will it take to get the country back on track with improvements in the economy, progress on government debt and opportunities again for young people to make a good living? Cost effective, good health care for everyone that doesn't kill the economy? Mitt Romney in the White House, a Republican House of Representatives and a Republican Senate.
    2012 can not get here soon enough. We've got lot's of work to get done!

    April 22, 2011 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  7. manderson367

    One question. Are you better off now than you were four years ago? With rising gas prices, grocery bills, and a stagnant economy, the answer has to be "No". NEXT!!

    April 22, 2011 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  8. vet in texas

    the GOP is hilarious, for them to even consider Romney, the architect of Obamacare, and even worse a mormon which is the western anglo version of Islam. Watch how the right are now saying Romney care is good for the states but bad for the country. It's amazing what people say to justify their actions.

    April 22, 2011 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  9. once upon a horse

    Silly Rabbits...bring old Mitty on guys and just like Ann Coulter said at C-PAC..."Nominate Romney and we're gonna LOSE!"
    GObama 2012

    April 22, 2011 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  10. Shane Botwin

    Why would I vote for Romney? We already have socialized health care.

    April 22, 2011 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  11. Yeah Right

    THis is more spin from the Romneybots and NOT TRUE...

    April 22, 2011 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  12. Fair is Fair

    Even old "tingle up my leg" Chris Matthews has stated that $4 gas and a crappy economy means Obama's loss, no matter who the GOP nominee is.

    April 22, 2011 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  13. C. Howe Yulikit

    Sure he's leading now, but just wait until he actually has to answer questions and be in the spotlight. He will flip flop more than Mary Lou Retton. Can't wait til he explains why his health care plan was fabulous but the same basic plan that has Obama's name on it is a travesty.

    April 22, 2011 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  14. Sue

    Mitt Romney will be elected President in 2012. We need to evict the weak, clueless, incompetent, idiot that is now renting our White House until the 2012 elections. The debates between Romney and Obama will be hilarious. Romney-a financial/economic/business genius--versus Obama without his teleprompter. I can't wait. Obama is one and done!!! Mitt Romney and Marco Rubio in 2012!!

    April 22, 2011 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  15. Anonymous

    Donald Trump in second place. First Pali and now Trump- what is wrong with thhis segment of conservatives?

    April 22, 2011 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  16. Republican Robber Baron

    Until Romney gets put in his place for driving with his poor dog strapped to the roof of his car, implementing "Romneycare" healthcare, and belonging to the Mormon cult (sorry no offense but that is not a mainstream Christian denomination).

    America is not exactly thrilled by having a wealthy elitist that hires illegal aliens to run his mansion either.

    April 22, 2011 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  17. Al

    Ann Coulter if Romney is nominated the GOP loses!

    April 22, 2011 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  18. B

    Romney will lead the others by default because he is the only one that is not a complete -over the top -wacko ..

    This is not saying much as he is no contender either.

    April 22, 2011 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  19. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    I said something alongs the lines in 2008: Romney's like Mr. Fantastic of the Fantasitic Four (hair matches) because he is so flexible in his positiion like abortion. Should he win the nomination, he will be so bruised and beaten, it won't take much for Obama to beat him.

    April 22, 2011 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  20. DAK

    "What will it take to get the country back on track with improvements in the economy, progress on government debt and opportunities again for young people to make a good living? Cost effective, good health care for everyone that doesn't kill the economy? Mitt Romney in the White House, a Republican House of Representatives and a Republican Senate.
    2012 can not get here soon enough. We've got lot's of work to get done!"

    You got it wrong... unless you want to go BACKWARDS! We need a 62+ Democrat seats in the Senate and a 10 to 20 Democrat seat majority in the House and it goes without saying Obama will get re-elected (just look at the GOP running against him,) Then we'll get things done after the current group of "NO!" party gets thrown out

    April 22, 2011 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  21. Freedom

    Good for Governor Romney! Most Republicans (except for probably Trump, Palin, and a few others) would be better than our current president! GOP 2012!

    April 22, 2011 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |