A race for second in New Hampshire

Rick Moran
One should never say never in politics, but every single New Hampshire poll that has come out in recent days shows Mitt Romney with a comfortable lead. PPP has him doubling up Ron Paul 25-18 while WMUR shows him with an even larger lead, 41-17. Jon Huntsman appears to be gaining some momentum with both polls showing him in 3rd place and moving up. Santorum's Iowa victory, as expected, has given him a mild bounce in New Hampshire, but nowhere near what he needs to be competitive. PPP has the breakdown for second place: The excitement in New Hampshire on Tuesday night will probably be the battle for second place. There Huntsman has the momentum. His support is up from 12% to 16%, while Paul's has declined from 21% to 18% over the last week and a half. Huntsman's favorability (55/30) is far better than Paul's (43/51) and 13% of voters list Huntsman as their 2nd choice compared to only 5% for Paul. All of these same arguments for Huntsman potentially overtaking Paul could have been...(Read Full Post)