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.

  1. jaygee says:

    The people of this country have elected some truly pathetic individuals to be President but I refuse to believe that they are stupid enough to vote for anyone who is endorsed by the Mad Hatter Tea Party. Bachmann wraps herself in the flag, wants to take away women’s rights and makes more mistakes when she opens her mouth than Bush. She is a little woman in a big hurry but it won’t take long for her to see the writing on the wall.