One rare constant in this crazy primary cycle has been Mitt Romney’s dominance in New Hampshire polls. Inevitably, he has a double-digit lead over the next closest contender — and often that lead is 20 points or more. Just look at the current RealClearPoliticsaverage of N.H. polls: Romney is first at 40.3 percent, a whopping 27 points ahead of Ron Paul, who is in second place.
But according to an NH Journalpoll of likely GOP primary voters released today, Romney is at 29 percent and Gingrich is right behind him at 27 percent. The poll’s margin of error is 3.59 points. The other candidates polling in the double digits are Ron Paul (16 percent) and Herman Cain (10 percent).