Politics & Policy

Romney Remains Leader in N.H., Bachmann Gaining

Mitt Romney leads the next closest GOP candidate, Michele Bachmann, by over 20 points in New Hampshire, according to a new WMUR poll.

Even so, Bachmann’s 9 point jump from her 3 percent showing in the last poll makes her the only other Republican to be in the double-digit tier with Romney (35 percent to Bachmann’s 12 percent).

Ron Paul and Rudy Giuliani tied for third, each capturing 7 percent support. Rick Perry is at 4 percent. Tim Pawlenty and Sarah Palin are tied at 3 percent, while Jon Huntsman and Herman Cain are tied at 2 percent. The remaining candidates — Newt Gingrich, Gary Johnson, Rick Santorum, and Buddy Roemer — are 1 percent or less.

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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