Friday, January 6, 2012

Santorum rises to third in New Hampshire


Suffolk University's new two-day tracking poll shows Rick Santorum making gains for four straight days in New Hampshire.

1. Mitt Romney 40%

2. Ron Paul 17%

3. Rick Santorum 11%

4. Newt Gingrich 9%

5. Jon Huntsman 8%

6. Rick Perry 1%

David Paleologos, director of the university's Political Research Center, says:

"Rick Santorum is the only candidate moving up in New Hampshire. He has cleared the Gingrich and Huntsman hurdles for third place, and is only 6% away from second place.

Watch out Ron Paul."

Second would be a terrific showing for Santorum, particularly if he could keep Romney below the 40% threshold.