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Final NH Poll: Romney Leads, Paul, Huntsman Fight For Second

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Jon Huntsman and Ron Paul at Saint Anselm College January 7, 2012 in Manchester, New Hampshire.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Jon Huntsman and Ron Paul at Saint Anselm College January 7, 2012 in Manchester, New Hampshire. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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BOSTON (CBS) – The final Suffolk University poll on the New Hampshire Primary is out and it’s showing a close race for second place.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Ben Parker reports


Mitt Romney continues to lead the pack of Republican contenders with 37-percent. That’s a four percent increase from the previous poll on Monday.

Ron Paul remains in second place, but only by two points over Jon Huntsman.

Paul dropped from 20-percent to 18-percent, while Huntsman rose from 13-percent to 16-percent.

“(Huntsman) is clearly moving and potentially could make this a close race for second place,” David Paleologos, the director of the Suffolk University Political Research Center, told WBZ NewsRadio 1030 Tuesday.

“The debates appear to have helped Huntsman and Romney.”

Rick Santorum is fourth with11-percent, while Newt Gingrich is two points behind in fifth place.

Seven-percent of those polled are still undecided.

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