Poll: Romney holds advantage in New Hampshire
November 21st, 2011
11:16 PM ET
2 years ago

Poll: Romney holds advantage in New Hampshire

(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%.

Programming note: GOP presidential candidates face off at 8 p.m. ET Tuesday, November 22, in the CNN Republican National Security Debate in Washington, D.C.

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.


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  1. Billster

    Wow ! An actual article that says Mitt is over the 41% bench mark in a State. All we here from the liberal media is that he can't get over the 24-25 % mark. I was shocked to see this on the CNN site this morning. If the GOP didn't have 8 people slicing up the pie, what would 2-3 of them actually poll at. Why do the 2%-8%'ers continue to hang around? Ego ? They must like spending others people donated money? Excited for the debate tonight. Not that excited about the Wolf trying to be the story instead of the candidates.

    November 22, 2011 07:12 am at 7:12 am |
  2. Reggie

    Support TRIO

    November 22, 2011 07:35 am at 7:35 am |
  3. Rudy NYC

    Gov. Romney's new NH ad is decpetive politics. It quotes Pres. Obama completely out of context. The words used in the ad are of Pres. Obama actually quoting John McCain. But, the ad makes it appear as if the words belong to Pres. Obama.

    November 22, 2011 08:29 am at 8:29 am |
  4. Sorensen

    Mr. Romney can now see the end of the tunnel. He will be chosen by the GOP even though they hate him.
    Glory for a short period of time.
    Then the disaster will unfold. The american electorate will discover, that Mitt is really a democrat at heart. All his flips,
    before the flops, were democrat. He really has a good soul, only his naive ambition has taken over. The core of the GOP
    people knows this. And it will all come out. Management consulting will only take so far.
    Back to the board of Bain.

    November 22, 2011 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  5. Just Say No to Flipper

    Should be interesting what new sleazy steps Karl Rove takes to ram Flipper down our throats.

    November 22, 2011 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  6. Anonymous

    The ad is more Karl Rove BS, rudy.

    November 22, 2011 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  7. Rudy NYC

    Billster wrote:

    Wow ! An actual article that says Mitt is over the 41% bench mark in a State. All we here from the liberal media is that he can't get over the 24-25 % mark. I was shocked to see this on the CNN site this morning.
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    So eager to blast the "lame stream media", are you.

    Do you know the difference between a state poll and a national poll? Do you understand the significance of polling "registered voters" compared to "likely voters"? Did you know that this particular type of poll in NH has shown consistently similar results for weeks, and has been reported that way by the "lame stream media"? Did you know that conservative media reports Romney cannot exceed 25% in national polls, too?

    November 22, 2011 10:46 am at 10:46 am |