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Romney Has Big Lead In N.H. GOP Poll

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Former Gov. Mitt Romney has a commanding lead among likely New Hampshire Republican primary voters, according to the latest Suffolk University poll.

"[He was] head and shoulders above the rest of the candidates," said David Paleologos, who conducted the poll. "Despite what you're hearing about other candidates, he was in the mid-30s. Anybody else challenging him was in the high single-digits."

Those polled hold an overwhelmingly favorable view of Romney. They also said that the national health care law should be repealed or modified, but said overwhelmingly that Romney's support for universal health care coverage in Massachusetts has no effect on their view of him.

Polls this early in the primary season are usually about name recognition. So you would have expected Donald Trump to come out ahead, but that did not happen. Only 8 percent said they'd vote for Trump.

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Fred Thys reports on politics and higher education for WBUR.

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