Election day polls show Romney cleaning up in New Hampshire

Vince Coglianese Editorial Director
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Some of Mitt Romney’s Republican opponents have already conceded that they have no chance of beating the former Massachusetts governor in the Granite State, and polling numbers released as late as today tell that same story.

Rasmussen polling released Tuesday shows Romney netting 37 percentage points of support while 20 points back is Ron Paul, with 17 percent. Tracking closely behind Paul are Jon Huntsman (15), Rick Santorum (13), and Newt Gingrich (12).

The Suffolk/7News Tracking poll released Tuesday shows similar figures for the state’s Republican primary. Romney sits comfortably with the same 37 percentage point support, while Paul (18) and Huntsman (16) edge a single point closer than Rasmussen’s data. Against Rasmussen, Santorum (11) makes a two-point weaker showing while Gingrich (9) sits three points down.

Texas Governor Rick Perry is focusing his campaigning on South Carolina, where he hopes to make a much stronger showing than the 1 percent support he’s netting in both polls in New Hampshire.

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