A race for second in New Hampshire

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)