Romney Takes Lead in New Hampshire Poll

After trailing in April, former gov pulls to the head of the GOP pack
By Ben Worthen,  Newser User
Posted Jun 13, 2007 6:10 AM CDT
Romney Takes Lead in New Hampshire Poll
Mitt Romney Holds Town Hall Meeting In New Hampshire   (Getty Images)

The latest CNN poll in New Hampshire shows Mitt Romney leading the GOP primary pack after last week's debate, leaping from 17% to 28% of the vote. In early April, John McCain and Rudy Giuliani were tied in the lead; they're still tied, but now at 20%. The rest of the pack are all in the single digits.

Some speculate that Romney's familiarity to NH voters, due to his term as the governor of nearby Massachusetts, played a role in the unexpected shift. He also rates as the most likeable, scoring with 32% of those polled, while McCain, who won the New Hampshire Republican primary in 2000, was named most likeable by only 12%. Most electable still goes narrowly to Giuliani. (More Mitt Romney stories.)

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