Politics & Policy

Romney Has Huge Lead in New Hampshire

Mitt Romney is supported by 35 percent of likely primary voters in New Hampshire, according to a poll released yesterday by Suffolk University and WHDH-TV.

That puts him far ahead of the other GOP hopefuls in that state. Romney was the only candidate to command double digit support. Donald Trump, Rudy Guiliani,  and Ron Paul tied for second with each receiving 8 percent support.

One more boon for Romney in the state: New Hampshire GOP chair Jack Kimball doesn’t see Romneycare as deal-breaker.  Kimball told the Wall Street Journal that  Romneycare was “an experiment” that “didn’t work the way he [Romney] thought it was going to work.”

“He never meant for that to be a national federal health care program,” Kimball added. “That was never the intent. In fact, you heard him say one of the first priorities is to repeal Obamacare. That speaks loudly. We’ll see how it plays.”

Katrina TrinkoKatrina Trinko is a political reporter for National Review. Trinko is also a member of USA TODAY’S Board of Contributors, and her work has been published in various media outlets ...

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