It's still Romney on top in NH
December 25th, 2011
11:09 AM ET
11 years ago

It's still Romney on top in NH

(CNN) – Mitt Romney continues to hold a solid lead among likely Republican voters in New Hampshire in the run-up to the January 10 primary, according to a recent survey.

A Boston Globe poll released Sunday showed Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, on top with 39% support followed by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Rep. Ron Paul of Texas tied with 17% and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman with 11%. The remaining candidates each garnered 3% support or less.

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Since a similar poll in November, Romney dropped by 3 percentage points, while Paul gained 5 percentage points, Huntsman picked up 3 percentage points and Gingrich increased by 2 percentage points.

Overall Romney is the consistent leader among likely GOP primary voters in Granite State polling, yet the standing of the other candidates is more fluid.

Forty-six percent of Republican voters said they are still trying to decide who to back in the primary, while 26% said they made up their mind and 28% said they were leaning toward a candidate.

The Globe survey, conducted by the University of New Hampshire, polled 543 likely voters via telephone between Dec. 12 and Dec. 19. It had a sampling error of plus or minus 4.2 percentage points.

Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • New Hampshire • Polls
soundoff (84 Responses)
  1. gutsycall

    Mitt Romney made a VAST personal fortune OUTSOURCING middle class American jobs as a hedge fund manager. Every American job he personally converted to a Marxist/Communist job was a win for him and loss for America. And he sits on a ever larger yacht drinking finer champagne while watching the smucks walk to the unemployment line and vote for him. No wonder he's laughing in this picture. He can't believe the average Joe is that stujpid.

    December 25, 2011 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  2. Keith in Austin

    Wire Paladin in San Francisco is Smitten with Mittens! Merry Christmas everybody!

    December 25, 2011 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  3. ScottyB123

    A vote for Willard is a vote for the banksters and more big government...oh, throw in a war with Iran. Have a nice day!

    December 25, 2011 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  4. Keith in Austin

    @Donkey Party: How's that Hopey-changey thing working out for ya? Merry Christmas! Romney 2012.

    December 25, 2011 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  5. Terry,Va

    Gutsycall, Romney doesn't drink. He is high on life and will be a great President. His little finger knows more about running an economy than Obummie. If you want a job instead of welfare and foodstamps vote for Romney. I suspect alot of people on this Obummie "official campaign" site would rather have the welfare and foodstamps. Don't hate successful people and want to take what they have through Obummie's policies.

    December 25, 2011 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  6. GI Joe

    Just can't bring myself to vote for someone who believes in "Joseph Smith".

    December 25, 2011 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  7. Keith in Austin

    @gutsy call: "Romney has made a VAST personal fortune outsourcing middle class American jobs". Tell that to the thousands of Americans working at Staples Stores throughout the Country! Obviously, you are a disciple of Rachel Maddow or Big Ed from MSNBC. Believe it or not, most Americans respect those who have achieved success in life as well as those aspiring to do the same. Sounds like you gave up years ago! Merry Christmas and hopefully in 2012, Romney will help it be a better year for you!

    December 25, 2011 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  8. Nathaniel H

    Paul 2012

    Romney switches his stances on things that are important (what are you voting for exactly, when you vote for Romney?), and has given American jobs to foreigners.

    Paul is consistent and invests in America, giving his excess political funds in donation to the people.

    December 25, 2011 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  9. danR

    The smear-campaign against Ron Paul appears to have helped his standings.

    I think reasonable people are as incensed as much as if one should buy Android phones instead of Apples because Steve Jobs sold blue boxes to rob IT&T of long-distance revenues.

    December 25, 2011 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
  10. steve

    I can't vote for a guy who was driven to school in a limo and carried a briefcase.l

    December 25, 2011 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  11. Keith in Austin

    Question: Why do left-wing Liberals HATE the Tea Party so much? They are comprised primarily of Middle Class Americans that support the following tenets; Smaller Federal Government, Reduced Taxes for ALL, States Rights, Strong National Defense, Free Market Economy, A Balanced Federal Budget, Personal Freedom and Accountability. Oops, I guess I just answered my original question! Merry Christmas America!

    December 25, 2011 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  12. WhereIsPalin

    26% of the republican voters have made up their mind. That means roughly 3/4 of the voters have NOT made up their mind. Between now and Jan 10 these people will have to choose. What, in the next 2 weeks, is going to persuade them? That is scary.

    December 25, 2011 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  13. Return2Sanity

    Ron Paul thinks we should go back on the gold standard. Up until Nixon closed the gold window in 1971, it was normal for money to be backed by gold. Every currency has to be backed by something. Right now, our currency is backed only by our faith that the government will be fiscally responsible and will control its spending. Is that really going to happen?

    December 25, 2011 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  14. Pimpson

    Yeah, and Newt has an overwhelming lead in SC and Florida. LMAO. CNN is such a fug gin joke with their biased reporting.

    December 25, 2011 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  15. jimatmadison

    When his kids join the military to fight in his upcoming war in Iran, he might get some support.

    December 25, 2011 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  16. Phil from Aztec

    I am not a Republican, but Romney is clearly the sanest and lesser of the many evils in the current GOP primary field.

    December 25, 2011 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  17. lefty avenger

    corporations are people my friends, he he he.

    December 25, 2011 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  18. bill

    romney did more than outsource jobs in his previous wall street job – he raped and killed american companies, forcing management to terminate employees and borrow heavily against the companies assests to pay him huge management fees. those companies then had no choice but to go banckrupt. if fact, he worked out such a great deal with his previous partners that they have been, and continue, to pay him 19 million a year for his part of that company. just imagine how he will treat workers rights if he ever had the presidency.

    December 25, 2011 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  19. cal

    None of these jokers are qualified to be president.

    December 25, 2011 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  20. new_york_loner

    Reverend Huckabee has a direct line to the Almighty?

    December 25, 2011 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  21. Andrew

    Romney is a dsciplined leader and business man. He knows how to make hard decisions and will the best thing this country has had in a very long time. Romney 2012.

    December 25, 2011 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  22. Thomas

    @Keith in Austin

    Merry christmas , Happy Kwanzaa and Hanukkah to you and your fammly,

    Peace !

    December 25, 2011 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  23. Cambalache

    Why first ignoring Ron Paul and then attacking in an unethical way. Who is paying you people

    December 25, 2011 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  24. Chery30

    It will be nice seeing him lose to Obama

    December 25, 2011 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  25. K3Citizen

    It doesn't matter that Romney is only liked by 4 out of 10 republicans. Flawed or not, they will all be backing him like he was the second coming of Joseph Smith.

    December 25, 2011 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
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