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. Jim

    Hurray Mittens will be Obama's opponent, a slam dunk.

    December 25, 2011 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  2. Phil T. Listener


    You're right he wasn't a hedge fund manager, he was a vulture capitalist, which is even worse.

    December 25, 2011 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  3. Alex

    Mitt Romney – too much flip flopping imo. I would have a hard time trusting him in the highest office of the USA.

    December 25, 2011 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  4. Judge Dread

    Good, so they finally decided who's going to lose to President Obama next year.

    December 25, 2011 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  5. International_Bro

    Although I'm not impressed by Romney I've gotta come to his defense by saying people from either side of the political spectrum shouldn't tune him out simply because of his religion. Last time I checked our country has freedom of religion so to be against a candidate because of his religion ONLY is Un-American. This is the simple minded thinking and division that will destroy our country and much faster than any national debt or terrorist attack

    December 25, 2011 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  6. Kris in AL

    "Gutsy".....start drinking filtered tap water and not the DNC Koolaid.

    December 25, 2011 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  7. PhillUranus

    The poll was taken out side Mormon churches in AZ and UT.

    December 25, 2011 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  8. PhillUranus

    Poll took place at t Mo rmon church

    December 25, 2011 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  9. Ken

    Congratulations to both Ron Paul and Jon Huntsman... though they're very different candidates, they are the only two who are good people, people who are trustworthy, competent, and consistent. Romney will change positions depending on who donates to him, Gingrich will cheat on us with China if they buy him off, Perry doesn't even know where he is, Bachman can't be deemed mentally competent to stand trial, let alone be president.

    December 25, 2011 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
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