Raleigh, N.C. – Few in the media and pundit class are taking Donald Trump seriously as a presidential contender, but evidently New Hampshire Republicans are. Neighboring Massachusetts’ Mitt Romney leads in every variation of the potential GOP field, but his grip on the state is slimmest with Trump in the mix.
Overall, Romney is about where he was when he finished second to John McCain in 2008, with 32% of the vote then and 31% now. But that is a far cry from the 40% he earned when PPP last polled the race just before last November’s election. Behind him are Mike Huckabee (15%), Newt Gingrich (13%), Sarah Palin and Ron Paul (10%), Tim Pawlenty and Michele Bachmann (4%), and Haley Barbour (2%), with 12% undecided.