New Hampshire is a given for Mitt Romney, a former New England governor with a home in the state. A Suffolk University Poll shows Jon Huntsman moving up to third place and Ron Paul in second.
A large proportion of Romney supporters now say they are unlikely to change their minds, said David Paleologos, director of Suffolk University’s Political Research Center.
“Voters are becoming energized by a Romney candidacy, which is something that the campaign has lacked over the past year,” he said. “Romney is closing the deal.”
The picture in New Hampshire ahead of the January 10 primary is a contrast to the Iowa race, where polls show a three-way fight between Romney, Paul and former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania going into the caucuses on Tuesday.