(CNN) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry is the leader in national polls in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, but two new surveys, released within 12 hours of each other, indicate that in the first in the nation primary state of New Hampshire Mitt Romney's still way ahead of the rest of the pack.

According to an American Research Group poll released Thursday morning, 30 percent of likely New Hampshire Republican primary voters say they support Romney, the former governor of neighboring Massachusetts who's making his second bid for president, with Perry a distant second at 13 percent.