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Romney Takes Early Lead in New Hampshire Poll

Thursday, 13 Aug 2009 02:25 PM

By Dave Eberhart

Although he and his aides insist that he has no plans for another run on the White House, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney leads the Republican presidential field in New Hampshire, according to a new poll.

Romney got the thumbs-up from just over 50 percent of New Hampshire voters, according to the poll of 403 Republicans, who said they were likely to vote in the 2012 primary.

The poll taken for Now Hampshire by Populus Research has Romney handily outpacing former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee -- each capturing 17 percent in a tie for second place, according to a report in The Hill.

Others racking up points are former House Speaker Newt Gingrich at 13 percent of the vote, and Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty with 3 percent.

Pawlenty recently criticized Romney's handling of the healthcare issue in Massachusetts.

In a July 27 letter to his state’s Congressional delegation, Pawlenty compared the current federal plan being considered to the legislation passed in Massachusetts, noting: "That state's experience should caution Congress against this approach."

Pawlenty added that while the Massachusetts plan has helped reduce the number of uninsured, "costs have been significantly higher than expected," according to a report in the Washington Post.

Romney finished second in the New Hampshire GOP presidential primary last year, taking 32 percent of the vote to Arizona Sen. John McCain's 37 percent.

Meanwhile, the ostensible non-candidate is moving forward to publication his “No Apology: The Case for American Greatness.” Due to hit the bookstores in March, the tome compares and contrasts his views with that of President Barack Obama.

According to St. Martin's Press, in the book Romney discusses his "vision of a renewed America" and puts forth his views on the economy, health care, energy and education.

The latest poll comes on the heels of a Gallup Poll released in mid-July that registered Romney winning 26 percent of the vote compared with 21 percent for Palin, 19 percent for Huckabee and 14 percent for Gingrich. Pawlenty only attracted 3 percent – with 2 percent tapping Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour.

Romney’s political action committee raked $1.6 million in the first six months of 2009.

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