Poll: Romney Dips, But Still Holds Big Lead In New Hampshire
BOSTON (CBS) – Mitt Romney continues to fall in the latest Suffolk University poll in the New Hampshire GOP Presidential Primary.
But, he still has a big lead.
The survey of likely voters released late Monday morning shows Romney at 33 percent.
He has lost 10 points in the poll since last Thursday.
However, Texas Congressman Ron Paul remains a distant second with 20 percent.
Jon Huntsman is even further back in third with 13 percent while Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum have 11 and 10 percent, respectively.
12 percent remain undecided, a day before the primary.
“Mitt Romney’s biggest asset is the large number of candidates in this group that are dividing up the remainder of the vote,” David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk University Political Research Center, said in a statement Monday.
“With just a 33 percent stake, he can control his destiny, so long as the others in his group continue to battle each other. So the more people in the group the merrier for Romney.”
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A nationwide survey taken by CBS News also finds Romney on top.
Newt Gingrich is in second with 15 percent, four points behind Romney.
But Rick Santorum is on the move.
He’s gained 11 points since the previous survey to place third with 14 percent.