(CNN) – A new poll shows Mitt Romney well ahead of the rest of the GOP presidential field in New Hampshire, continuing his steady hold in the first-in-the-nation primary state.
The former Massachusetts governor came in with 33% of support in a poll released Monday by the American Research Group.
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Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich took second with 22%, followed by Texas Rep. Ron Paul with 12%.
Georgia businessman Herman Cain placed fourth with 9%, with former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman at 8%, Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann at 2%, Texas Gov. Rick Perry at 2%, and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum at 1%.
Romney, who's making his second run for president, has consistently polled high in the Granite State. In September, he came in with 30%, and in June he had 29%, according to numbers from the American Research Group.
But the White House hopeful doesn't hold as strong of a lead in other early voting states. Another Bloomberg poll last week showed Romney with 18% of support in Iowa, putting him in a virtual tie with Gingrich, Paul and Cain.
And a CNN/TIME/ORC poll at the end of October had Romney in ahead in South Carolina with 25%, while Cain followed closely behind at 23%, a margin within the sampling error.
Romney has spent considerable time courting voters in New Hampshire, which holds its primary, the second presidential contest, on Jan. 10. This weekend he picked up the highly-coveted endorsement from first-term Sen. Kelly Ayotte, a popular figure in the state.
American Research Group interviewed 600 likely Republican voters living in New Hampshire by telephone Nov. 16-20, with a sampling error of plus or minus four percentage points.
– CNN Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report.