New Hampshire voters prefer Romney over Obama: Poll

April 23rd, 2011 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI  

Barack Obama Washington, Apr 23 (ANI): Voters in New Hampshire supported Republican candidate Mitt Romney over President Barack Obama, according to a poll.

A poll conducted by Dartmouth College’s Nelson A. Rockefeller Center, including 426 voters, showed former Massachusetts Governor Romney tops Obama in a general election matchup by 8 points.

Romney received 47 percent votes to Obama’s 39 percent, the Politico reports.

No other Republican comes close to that mark, Obama leads former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee by 8 points, former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty by 16, Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour by 19, businessman Donald Trump by 22 and former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin by 27-point margin.

Among voters unaffiliated with either party, Romney beats Obama, 44 percent to 36 percent.

While no Republican candidate defeats Obama except Romney, several including Barbour, Pawlenty and Huckabee, hold him under 50 percent of the vote and have room to grow as they become better known.

Pawlenty drew only 25 percent support against Obama, and Barbour was at just 23 percent, but Obama didn’t take a majority of the vote against either of them.

Dartmouth professor Ronald Shaiko, who conducted the poll, noted that many voters are “not willing to make a claim for Obama when they don’t even know the other person.” (ANI)

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