Mitt Romney Holds Big Lead in New Hampshire GOP Primary … Not that Unexpected


According to a recent Rasmussen poll, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney holds a hug lead in New Hampshire.Romney holds a 39% leads of distant second place Texas Governor Rick Perry with just 18%. This is similar to other polls that have been released recently; however, what would one really expect? Romney has to win NH big, otherwise he might as well drop out of the race. Having been the governor of a fellow adjacent New England state, the real question might be how come Romney does not have a greater lead?

Romney earns 39% of the vote in Rasmussen Reports’ first telephone survey of Likely Republican Primary Voters in New Hampshire in the Election 2012 campaign season. Texas Governor Rick Perry is a distant second with 18% support, followed by Texas Congressman Ron Paul at 13%. The other announced GOP candidates are all in single digits. Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate, and four percent (4%) more are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

Previous GOP winners of the NH primary, how well did the winner do in the general election, let alone get the nomination?

  • 2008: John McCain
  • 200: John McCain

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    7 Responses to “Mitt Romney Holds Big Lead in New Hampshire GOP Primary … Not that Unexpected”

    1. NGBoston on September 24th, 2011 9:08 am

      MOO, but it appears as if Romney is running a far better campaign this time around than last.

      He needs to do ONE hugely important thing if he is to continue gathering steam. He needs to stop downplaying his role in a FAILED Mandatory Health Care Program when he is called out on it. Mitt, it doesn’t work. The State of Massachusetts is a prime example of that. We have absolutely some of the best Health Care and outstanding Medical Institutions in the World—and all it did was increase already astronomical costs across the board, limit services and force the small business Owner to hand over a chunk of change that he/she already cannot afford.

      Own up to it, Mitt and you may have even a better chance on your way to the road to Pennsylvania Avenue.

      On another note- I thought Perry looked lost during the last debate. Not a good impression overall. Also—the way to entice Americans is not to scare them with outlandish statements and broad generalizations.

      Americans want out of our financial rut. We want a postiive, innovative thinker…a Mover and Shaker…not just another Candidate telling Americans what he/she thinks they want to hear. Fear does not work. It only stifles the public further.

    2. NGBoston on September 24th, 2011 9:08 am

      Spam Monster ate my post.

      TIA, SM.
      SM: Got ‘em.

    3. NGBoston on September 24th, 2011 9:17 am
    4. Jayne (on the left coast) on September 24th, 2011 9:44 am

      I’m tried of and disgusted with the pundits and elite RINO’s selecting who will be the candidate. I will never ever again hold my nose and vote. T

    5. A Texas Grandfather on September 24th, 2011 2:12 pm

      Why shouldn’t Mitt hold a big lead in New Hampshire. He has been working on it for eight years.

      This is the same thing that McCain did and because of the “so called” importance of that win, the Republican candidate was a RINO. If McCain had not picked Sara, he would have been beaten worse than Bob Dole.

      The TEA Party people are not going to buy into the RINO selection. The will run a candidate of their own if necessary.

    6. NGBoston on September 24th, 2011 3:36 pm

      Equally as interesting from the former land of Mitt:

      When the State that bleeds bright blue sends a message a la Scott Brown, the Nation better follow suit.

      Not so fast, I say…but once again..I detect a faint smell of common sense prevailing.

      Perhaps, one can only dream.

      Sign Me,

      Not Giving Up in MA

    7. Moi on September 24th, 2011 7:20 pm

      GOP is going to have to pick a termite invested, wooden post to lose to Zero this time.

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