There may be warning signs in conservative-heavy states for Mitt Romney's potential GOP presidential nomination bid, but back home in New England, he looks poised to dominate the competition. According to a WMUR/Granite State poll, the former Massachusetts governor steamrolls the GOP field, leading his closest challenger by a daunting 30-point margin.
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In the poll, 40% of respondents said Romney was their first choice to represent the GOP in 2012. Rudy Giuliani came in second at 10%, followed by Tim Pawlenty and Mike Huckabee with 7% each. Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin tied for fifth place with 6% each, while Ron Paul (5%) Donald Trump (3%) Haley Barbour (1%) and Rick Santorum (1%) brought up the rear.