On Monday, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney dropped two points overnight in the Suffolk University tracking poll of the New Hampshire Republican Primary, capping a loss of ten points in a week. But on Tuesday the poll showed Romney with a nineteen point lead as voters head to the polls — Romney gets 37 percent while the next closest competitor is Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) at 18. Former Ambassador and Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman gets 16 while former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum sees 11 percent support. The rest of the field is in single digits.
The Suffolk pollsters are essentially calling it for Romney.
“Mitt Romney may beat his closest competitor by a two- to-one margin,” said David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk University Political Research Center in a release. “With two solid debate performances, Romney weathered the storm earlier this week, while no opponent made a serious run at him.”
The TPM Poll Average shows Romney with a 19.7 percent lead on Paul.