New poll: Romney makes gains in New Hampshire
November 23rd, 2011
09:28 PM ET
2 years ago

New poll: Romney makes gains in New Hampshire

(CNN) - A new poll shows Mitt Romney gaining momentum in New Hampshire for the Republican presidential race.

According to a WMUR Granite State Poll released Wednesday, the former Massachusetts governor leads the GOP pack with 42% of support in the first-in-the-nation primary state.

The survey, conducted before CNN's Republican National Security Debate on Tuesday, showed gains for Romney, who climbed from 37% when the poll was last done in October.

The poll notes that "Romney has consistently led the GOP field in New Hampshire by a 3-to-1 margin since 2009."

In distant second, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich took 15% of support among likely GOP primary voters.

Texas U.S. Rep. Ron Paul came in third with 12%, followed by former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman at 8%, Georgia businessman Herman Cain and Texas Gov. Rick Perry at 4%, Minnesota U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann at 2% and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum at 1%.

Also significant, six in 10 voters said they were still undecided about whom they will eventually support. The New Hampshire primary is set for Jan. 10.

The University of New Hampshire Survey Center conducted the poll, interviewing 413 likely Republican primary voters by telephone between Nov. 15-20. The sampling error was 4.8 percentage points.


Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • New Hampshire
soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Harvey Johnson

    How can anyone vote republican when all they want to do is cut SSN, Medicare, Medicad and Veterans benefits and give this money to the rich for more tax cuts. All you athesist will need to turn to Christ if anyone of these republicans get elected, lord help us all. Vote out all the tea-party republican idiots and the rest of the democrats that are really republicans in disguise.

    November 23, 2011 11:07 pm at 11:07 pm |
  2. normajean @ verizon ,com

    who cares?? I'm sick to death of all of these liars.!!! There isn't an honorable man in the entire crowd. They don't give a "tinkers damn" about the people they claim to want to lead. If they did they would be honest about their intentions......If this is all the American voters can look forward to ,,then we are in more trouble than we have ever been and we have NO hope for the future!! I've! been around for at least ten administrations and have never seen more unqualified candidates who couldn't run a shoe store let alone the presidency!!! They are pathetic. There isn't a MAN in the bunch!!!!!!!

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    November 23, 2011 11:42 pm at 11:42 pm |
  3. T'sah from Virginia

    Why is it that CNN on reports on NH when it comes to Romney. Every day at least 3 Tickers are posted about Romney and NH. Pahleeeezzzzee!!

    Obama 2012

    November 24, 2011 12:47 am at 12:47 am |
  4. AmericanGirl

    Go Mitt! He is exactly what America needs. Time for a change!

    November 24, 2011 02:21 am at 2:21 am |
  5. chuck weidemann

    Six out of ten still don't know who they would vote for? Romney has been campaigning there for three years!! Anyone could win New Hampshire and it looks like anyone is nowhere to be found!

    November 24, 2011 03:20 am at 3:20 am |
  6. Indy

    I often wonder what it is that NH likes in Romney, is it that he has been running for ten plus years and he is finally ready ? Is it his ranking 47th in job creation as one term Governor ? Maybe it is his ablility to change his mind on important issues at a moments notice and do a 360 10 times a day. Romney would sweep the middle class under the rug and maybe that what NH likes so much, or possibly the polls don't tell the truth and he will be defeated once again come election time.

    November 24, 2011 06:52 am at 6:52 am |
  7. diridi

    No one in the right mind will vote for this clown. He said he will pump money to Pakistan. Doesn't he know Bin Laden was there? Obama2012.

    November 24, 2011 07:13 am at 7:13 am |
  8. Sir Luis Miguel Rivera of Nazareth

    This has been here 10 hours, no comments. crickets... crickets... now when there's an article involving our next president, Ron Paul, you get a much more lively response time. That is all. Happy Thanksgiving to all.

    November 24, 2011 07:56 am at 7:56 am |