Friday, November 18, 2011

Sign of Trouble for Romney Camp: Gingrich Wipes Out Huge Romney Lead in New Hampshire

Newt Gingrich
Throughout the season of Republican presidential polls, one thing has remained constant - former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has enjoyed a huge lead in the country's first primary state, New Hampshire, which is, of course, next door to Massachusetts.  As various Republicans have ascended to challenge Romney, no one has been able to make more than a small dent in Romney's New Hampshire lead.

That appears to have changed.  Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich is showing in the latest New Hampshire poll (Magellan Strategies) as being within two points of overtaking Romney in the Granite State.  Romney had a 27 point lead in a CNN New Hampshire poll taken just three weeks ago. In the 29 New Hampshire polls conducted since April of 2011, Romney has led by more than 15 points in 28 of them and 23 of those polls showed Romney leading by more than 20 points.

The only time Romney lead in New Hampshire has dipped to single digits was in an early July poll taken during the Bachmann surge.  That poll showed the Minnesota representative as having cut Romney's lead to 7 points in New Hampshire.


Had Enough Indy? said...

Newt's payola from Freddie Mac and his $30-something million to his 'think tank' from the healthcare industry will likely add lead weights to his rising star.

Pete Boggs said...

Isn't Romney more cramp than camp?

foretell said...

The flip side of your argument is that while the support of other candidates has soared up and down, Romney has a steady, loyal following.
Some news commentators have characterized Romney as “the turtle.“ The nickname was given with reference to the story of the turtle and the hare.

Paul K. Ogden said...

Foretell, the difference is the turtle actually moved forward in that story. Romney hasn't.

M Theory said...

This is how the Republicans will hand Obama another term on a silver platter.