CNN/WMUR poll finds Romney way ahead of other potential GOP ’12ers among likely Republican primary NH voters.
Mitch Daniels 4%
Other candidate 3%
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%).