Thursday, May 5, 2011

Romney cruising in New Hampshire

A new Suffolk University poll shows Mitt Romney holding a commanding lead in New Hampshire.

1. Mitt Romney 35%

2. Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, and Ron Paul 8%

5. Sarah Palin 7%

6. Mike Huckabee 6%

7. Tim Pawlenty 5%

8. Michele Bachmann and Newt Gingrich 3%

Favorable Ratings:

a. Mitt Romney 65%/22% for +43%.

b. Tim Pawlenty 30%/13% for +17%.

c. Mike Huckabee 41%/31% for +10%.

d. Michele Bachmann 25%/22% for +3%.

e. Newt Gingrich 38%/38% for even.

f. Sarah Palin 42%/46% for -4%.

g. Donald Trump 27%/56% for -29%.
Notes: Even though he's second in the poll (which would probably prompt Donald to say "I'm leading in all the polls in the most important state in the presidential race"), his fav numbers with Republicans are -29%, making you wonder: is sacrificing the Indy 500 really worth it?

Also, check out Newt's woes. Presumably, he'd be a stronger candidate than Huck or Palin in New Hampshire, but he only manages 3%.

He's had a rough, few months. As I mentioned yesterday, he's dropped 10% in Quinnipiac in the last 7 months, and that's not minor, pushing his support from 15% of likely Republican voters to 5%.