(Still) The Frontrunner


CNN/WMUR poll finds Romney way ahead of other potential GOP ’12ers among likely Republican primary NH voters.

Romney 32%
Paul 9%
Giuliani 6%
Gingrich 6%
Palin 5%
Bachmann 4%
Pawlenty 4%
Cain 4%
Huntsman 4%
Santorum 2%
Mitch Daniels 4%
Other candidate 3%
Undecided 17%

Conducted May 17-22, error margin 3.5 points.

Romney is seen as the strongest leader, named by 40% of likely
GOP primary voters, followed by Giuliani (12%) and Gingrich (11%).

He is also seen as the candidate with the right experience (37%) and as the candidate who can beat President Obama in November (42%).

In other characteristics, Romney is seen by 29% as the most likeable candidate, followed by Palin (10%), Giuliani (8%),
and Paul (7%).

Romney is also seen to be the best representative of Republican values, named by 24% of likely Republican primary voters, followed by Paul (9%), Gingrich (8%), and Bachmann (7%).

When asked which candidate could best handle the budget deficit, Romney is named by 37%, followed by Paul (7%),
Gingrich (7%), and Daniels (5%).

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