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Romney Holds Large Lead in Final NH Poll

By    |   Tuesday, 10 Jan 2012 12:14 PM

The last poll before the New Hampshire Republican primary has Mitt Romney holding on to a 19 point lead over his rivals.

The survey by Suffolk University showed the former governor of neighboring Massachusetts had 37 percent support among likely voters in the state. Texas Rep. Ron Paul was in second place with 18 percent.

If the figures prove right for Romney he will be the first Republican to win both the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary since they became the lead-off states 40 years ago. Romney squeaked past former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum by just eight votes in Iowa last week.

The poll was taken among 500 voters on Sunday and Monday for Boston’s Channel 7 News. Of those polled, 7 percent said they were undecided.
Third in the polling was former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman with 16 percent, then came Santorum with 11 and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich with 9.
Former Louisiana Gov. Buddy Roemer and Texas Gov. Rick Perry both polled 1 percent, with Roemer getting the nod from six of the 500 people questioned while Perry got just five. Gay rights activist Fred Karger was also on the questionnaire but none of the voters said they would cast their ballot for him.



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