A new poll released Monday by Harvard University and the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College shows former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney with a massive lead less than three months before the first-in-the-nation New Hampshire primary.Romney has the support of 38 per cent of likely primary voters, followed by Herman Cain at 20 per cent and Rep. Ron Paul at 13 per cent. None of the other candidates topped 5 per cent in the poll.
The poll is an especially large blow to the candidacy of former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, who polled even with Texas Gov. Rick Perry at 4 per cent. His only chance at the nomination is through an upset victory in the primary.
Only 14 per cent of likely GOP primary voters in New Hampshire said they are satisfied with GOP field; and few say they are a “definite” vote for their preferred candidate.
Only 10 per cent say they are definitely backing Romney, while just 6 per cent say they are definitely voting for Cain.
- Mitt Romney 38% (10% “definitely voting”)
- Herman Cain 20% (6% “definitely voting”)
- Ron Paul 13% (4% “definitely voting”)
- Newt Gingrich 5% (1% “definitely voting”)
- Jon Huntsman 4% (2% “definitely voting”)
- Rick Perry 4% (1% “definitely voting”)
- Michelle Bachmann 3% (<1% “definitely voting”)
- Gary Johnson 1% (<1% “definitely voting”)
- Rick Santorum 1% (<1% “definitely voting”)
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