Poll: Mitt Romney untouched in New Hampshire primary

Townhall.com Staff
Posted: Nov 16, 2011 11:20 AM
Poll: Mitt Romney untouched in New Hampshire primary

Bloomberg released a Selzer & Co. poll of Iowa yesterday showing the caucus state is anyone's game. Today, the news organization follows up with a New Hampshire poll that shows the state is still Mitt Romney's to lose.

The former Massachusetts governor draws 40 percent of the primary vote there. The closest runner-up is Ron Paul at a distant 17 percent, followed by Newt Gingrich at 11 percent, Herman Cain at 8 percent, Jon Huntsman at 7 percent, Rick Perry at 3 percent, Michele Bachmann at 2 percent and Rick Santorum at 1 percent.

Romney's dominance in New Hampshire has been a consistent feature of 2012 polling from the very beginning and there's nothing in this poll that suggests it's being seriously threatened. But there are still enough New Hampshire voters who don't support Romney that it's possible to imagine someone else getting at least a respectable second place.

In the general election, Bloomberg reports, Romney would beat President Obama in New Hampshire by a 10-point margin.