(CNN) – In a second poll released Monday measuring New Hampshire support, Mitt Romney held a wide lead over fellow GOP contenders in the race for the White House.
A Suffolk University/7News (WHDH-TV) poll showed Romney with 41% of support in the Granite State, while former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Texas Rep. Ron Paul both came in with 14%.
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While Romney and Paul maintained the same level of support they had in the same poll in September, Gingrich's numbers were up from 4%, reflecting his surge in recent weeks.
The remaining candidates all polled in the single digits. Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, who has dedicated most of his resources to campaigning in New Hampshire, came in with 9%.
Georgia businessman Herman Cain took 8%, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum had 3%, Texas Gov. Rick Perry had 2% and Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann had 1%.
Earlier Monday, the American Research Group also released a poll showing Romney steady out front with 33% of support, with Gingrich at 22% and Paul at 14%.
The former governor brought in key endorsements Monday from two GOP heavyweights in the state: first-term Sen. Kelly Ayotte and longtime Rep. Charlie Bass.
He also boasts the support of former New Hampshire Gov. John H. Sununu, another popular figure in the Granite State.
While Romney polls high in New Hampshire, his figures nationwide fall short of leading status. According to a new CNN/ORC International Poll out Monday, Romney fell behind Gingrich by four percentage points, a margin within the sampling error.
The results marked the first time in CNN polling that the former House speaker placed higher than Romney.
The Suffolk University Poll Research Center surveyed 400 likely Republican voters in New Hampshire by telephone Nov. 16-20. The sampling error is plus or minus 4.4 percentage points.