Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s support in the Suffolk University daily tracking poll of the Republican primary race in New Hampshire is a little smaller, but it was huge to begin with. Romney gets 41 percent in Thursday’s numbers, a two point drop. But he still doubles up the next closest competitor in Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) with 18 percent. Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum is third with 8 percent on the heels of his near win in Iowa.
“This is the first full day that voters had the opportunity to digest the final results of the Iowa caucuses,” said David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk University Political Research Center in a release. “The result is that the same three winners in Iowa are the top three contenders in New Hampshire.”
He continued, “The profile of the remaining undecided voters may pose a problem for Santorum. Only 29 percent of those undecided voters said that their values were similar to the tea party and only 36 percent of these undecided voters identified themselves as conservative."