Monday, November 26, 2007

Mitt Romney Dominating in New Hampshire, According to New Poll

By David Anderson
Published Nov 26, 2007

Mitt Romney is continuing his domination of the Republican presidential primary in New Hampshire, according to new polling data released by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center. Senator John McCain placed second in the poll, followed closely by Rudolph Giuliani. Congressman Ron Paul took forth place in the poll.

The UNH Survey Center conducted the poll between November 14 and 18. The Survey Center conducted a similar poll between November 2 and 7. Respondents for each poll included voters living in New Hampshire who said they were likely to vote in the state's Republican primary in January.

In the latest poll support for Mitt Romney rose slightly to 33 percent. The previous UNH poll placed support for Romney at 32 percent. The majority of the voters polled - 47 percent - said that Romney would do the best job of handling the economy. Similarly, 43 percent said Romney would do the best job of handling taxes. On abortion and illegal immigration 40 percent chose Romney as the candidate who could do the job best.

Support for John McCain's presidential bid rose by one point as well, from 17 to 18 percent.

Support for Rudolph Giuliani's struggling campaign fell from 20 to 16 percent since the last UNH poll.

Ron Paul's campaign experienced a modest boost in New Hampshire over the past few weeks. Support for Paul grew slightly from 7 percent to 8 percent in the latest poll.

Support Mike Huckabee remained steady at 5 percent. Only 4 percent of those surveyed said they would vote for Fred Thompson. Combined support for the remaining candidates was reported to be at around 2 percent.

The UNH Survey Center has been collecting polling data related to the upcoming presidential primary since February of 2005. According the latest press release from the Survey Center, Rudolph Giuliani's campaign has been on decline in New Hampshire for some time now. Support for Giuliani peaked at around 29 percent in April of this year has since fallen by 13 percentage points.

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