Bachmann lags, Romney rules in New Hampshire poll

Congresswoman Michele Bachmann is far back in the pack with just 5 percent support in the latest New Hampshire Republican primary poll.

The Suffolk University poll shows Mitt Romney far ahead of all other contenders, with a 27-point lead over runner-up Ron Paul.

The poll results of likely voters in the Republican primary there:

  • Romney, 41 percent
  • Ron Paul, 14 percent
  • Jon Huntsman, 10 percent
  • Perry, 8 percent
  • Sarah Palin, 6 percent
  • Bachmann, 5 percent
  • Newt Gingrich, 4 percent
  • Rick Santorum, 1 percent
  • Buddy Roemer, 1 percent
  • Undecided, 11 percent

And the survey showed that 48 percent of those polled identified themselves as being aligned with Tea Party ideals, and 49 percent described themselves as conservative.

Poll organizer David Paleologos, director of Suffolk University’s Political Research Center, tried to sum it up:

“Mitt Romney is saying ‘get out of my back yard’ and making New Hampshire his strong firewall despite showing some weakness in the other states’ early primaries. The anti-Romney candidate at this point could be either Ron Paul, who has polled consistently over the past year, or Jon Huntsman, whose numbers are really growing in the Granite State.”

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Comments (1)

  1. Submitted by Paul Brandon on 09/22/2011 - 03:29 pm.

    In other words, whatever his positions, Romney is the only one on the list with a chance of winning.

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