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Romney's Lead Ebbs In New Hampshire16:13


We are just hours away before the first votes are cast in Dixville Notch, New Hampshire. The latest Suffolk University tracking poll has Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor pulling in 33 percent of likely New Hampshire voters. A drop of 10 points from where he was last Tuesday after winning the Iowa caucuses.

Texas Rep. Ron Paul ranks second with 20 percent of the vote, while former Utah Gov. John Huntsman sits in third place at 13 percent.

Romney is largely expected to win New Hampshire's primary. Paul's libertarian views remain popular with the voters who live by the state's motto: "Live Free or Die." And though Huntsman seems to be surging at the last minute, is it enough for a candidate who has already invested so heavily in the state?

We take a closer look.


  • James Pindell, Political Director, WMUR-TV.
  • Andrew Smith, Professor of Political Science and director of the University of New Hampshire Survey Center


This program aired on January 9, 2012.

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