New Hampshire Poll: Romney 35% Bachmann 12% Rest Of The Field In Single Digits

Mitt Romney continues to hold a comfortable lead in New Hampshire, but Michele Bachmann is now the one in second place:

Former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney continues to lead a field of Republican presidential candidates, according to the latest WMUR Granite State Poll conducted by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center.

Seven hundred seventy-three people were randomly selected for the poll, including 357 likely Republican primary voters and 263 likely Democratic primary voters.

In the latest poll, 35 percent of likely Republican primary voters said they would vote for Romney. Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann climbed into second place after a strong showing in June’s New Hampshire debate, with 12 percent of the vote.

Texas Rep. Ron Paul had 7 percent, and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who has not announced a presidential bid, also had 7 percent.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who also has not declared, got 4 percent of the vote.

Former Minn. Gov. Tim Pawlenty and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin had 3 percent. Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman and businessman Herman Cain had 2 percent. Former Speaker of the House New Gingrich slipped to 1 percent, while former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and former Lousiana Gov. Buddy Roemer all were below 1 percent.

When likely Republican voters were asked which Republican they would not vote for under any circumstances, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin led with 23 percent, while 16 percent said former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and 12 percent said Ron Paul.

Not much to say here other than one wonders if anyone will seriously contest New Hampshire.
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Doug Mataconis held a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May 2010 and contributed a staggering 16,483 posts before his retirement in January 2020. He passed far too young in July 2021.


  1. Cynic in NY says:

    This is just plain sad but not surprising.