(CNN) - Despite Mitt Romney's commanding win in New Hampshire's primary on Tuesday, national Democrats argued the Republican presidential frontrunner's 40% finish–with 95 precincts reporting–was less than a victory.
"He came out of this primary as a wounded candidate," Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chair of the Democratic National Committee, said Wednesday on CNN's "Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien."
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Given his focused campaigning in the state and experience as governor in the neighboring state of Massachusetts, Wasserman Schultz said Romney "should have had droves of Republicans coming to the polls to vote" for him.
"That's a problem," she added.
Her comments echo similar remarks from President Barack Obama's re-election team, which wasted no time Tuesday night launching new criticism against the former governor.
An Obama campaign official told CNN Chief White House Correspondent Jessica Yellin that recent days have showed the "central rationale for (Romney's) candidacy unraveling" as he's answered attacks on his corporate past.
"After a great recession caused in large measure by Wall Street greed and recklessness, America can't afford to put in the Oval Office a corporate raider who thinks outsourcing jobs, stripping down companies and bankrupting them for profit represents the best of the free enterprise system," the official said.
National Democrats have hammered Romney over his tenure as former CEO of Bain Capital, a private investment firm that profited in buying and streamlining other companies, eventually leading to lay-offs.
Some Republicans have also joined in the charge, including Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who characterized Bain Capital as a group of "vulture capitalists" on Tuesday.
Romney responded saying his opponents are putting "free enterprise" on trial and reminded voters his firm ultimately created 100,000 jobs.
On Wednesday, Romney shrugged off the latest attacks, saying he doubts the Democratic-led criticism will hurt his campaign and added he "felt sorry" for Wasserman Schultz.
"She's got to stand up for the president's record, and it's pretty bad," he said on CNN's "Starting Point."