(CNN) – President Barack Obama came out on top of Republican rival Mitt Romney in a new poll of Granite State voters.
The president received 51% support from those registered to vote in New Hampshire to Romney's 43%, according to an American Research Group poll released Monday.
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Obama held an advantage over Romney in the competitive state among independent voters, 62% to 31% and women 58% to 34%. Romney led Obama among men, 52% to 44%.
Despite his lead over Romney, only 46% of registered voters in the state approved of his overall job as president, while 48% disapproved.
Obama captured the state in 2008 with 54.3% of the vote to Sen. John McCain's 44.8% and has consistently led Romney in state-wide polling during this election cycle.
New Hampshire, with its four electoral votes, is rated as a battleground state on CNN's Electoral Map.
American Research Group surveyed 534 registered voters in the state between June 21 and June 24 with a sampling error of plus or minus 4.2 percentage points.