Monday, February 14, 2011

UNH/WMUR Poll: Romney STOMPS all Opponents

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is the early frontrunner in the New Hampshire Republican primary, according to a new poll.The WMUR Granite State Poll shows Romney well out in front of other potential candidates, but a large majority of likely voters said they are still trying to decide who they will support. 
"Romney is doing well in part because his brand of Republicanism fits with most New Hampshire Republicans, who can be characterized as 'Rockefeller Republicans,'" said Andrew Smith, director of the UNH Survey Center. "New Hampshire is one of the least religious states in the country, and social conservatives have difficulty winning here. Fiscal issues are much more potent in the Granite State."
Mitt Romney 40%
Rudy Giuliani 10%
Mike Huckabee 7%
Newt Gingrich 6%
Sarah Palin 6&
Ron Paul 5%
Tim Pawlenty 7%
Donald Trump 3%
Rick Santorum 1%
Haley Barbour 1%
The poll of 757 randomly selected New Hampshire adults was conducted from Jan. 28 through Feb. 7 and has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points. The poll includes a subsample of 357 likely Republican voters that has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 5.2 percentage points.
The full story is HERE

7 comments:

zappo said...

Why does anyone bother polling up there anymore?

Anonymous said...

40% in a field of 10, WOW!!!!

zeke

Corep said...

call me crazy but this was the best part of the article.

if the goal is to beat Obama in 2012 only one guy brings NH into play and at this time bests him pretty handily.

personally I would make this the headline not that Mitt continues strong against the GOP in NH

"Obama's chances of winning New Hampshire depend, at this point, on his opponent. In a hypothetical race between Obama and Romney, Romney leads, 49 to 41 percent. Against Palin, Obama does much better, leading 57 to 34 percent. Against Pawlenty, Obama leads 44 to 37 percent."

Dave said...

The Magellan poll that just came out on NH showed Obama edging Mitt in the state, but also showed that Romney's the only guy we've got who puts the state in play.

There are several states like that. Electability is one of the keys to the nomination. It gives Mitt a decided advantage in the Primary.

Ellie said...

Name of the game should be 'ELECTABILTIY'.

Ann said...

I agree Ellie. There is no point in choosing a nominee if he/she can't win in the general election. We won't win without the majority of indies.

Revolution 2010 said...

I would think that of out of the 50 states and considering each candidates strength in those states, NH is probably the most 'In The Bag' state there is at this point.