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Suffolk Poll: Romney Leads In NH, Will Have To Watch Bachmann

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Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, right, accompanied by Thomas Desmet, president of Mosaic Technology, speaks during a roundtable discussion with business leaders in Salem, N.H., Monday, June 27, 2011. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, right, accompanied by Thomas Desmet, president of Mosaic Technology, speaks during a roundtable discussion with business leaders in Salem, N.H., Monday, June 27, 2011. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

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CONCORD, NH (CBS) – Mitt Romney has a commanding lead in New Hampshire according to a new Suffolk University/WHDH poll.

But, he may have to watch Minnesota Rep. Michelle Bachmann.

The New Hampshire Republican presidential poll has Romney leading, but Tea Party favorite Bachmann, while off in the distance, is creeping up.

Romney has 36 percent.

Bachmann, in second place at 11 percent, has seen an 8 percentage point jump in just one month.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Mark Katic reports

Suffolk University’s David Paleologos says Romney has to watch her.

“We don’t know where she’ll fall come September or October,” said Paleologos. “If she were to continue this acceleration and were in the twenties come October or November, then it’s potentially a serious race and a dire situation for Mitt Romney.”

The poll gave a choice of 18 republican candidates.

Texas Rep, Ron Paul, came in third at 8 percent.

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