The latest 2012 GOP poll has Gov. Pawlenty trailing five other candidates in the critical state of New Hampshire. Public Policy Polling shows Mitt Romney up big in the state with the support of 41 percent of those polled. Newt Gingrich polled at 12 percent support, Sarah Palin received 12 percent, Mike Huckabee got 10 percent and Ron Paul got 8 percent. Pawlenty polled at five percent. Mitch Daniels, the governor of Indiana got two percent.
PPP Pollster Tom Jensen said Romney has a dominant lead right now:
The New Hampshire primary is still almost a year and a half away but Romney’s persistent dominant lead in the polling makes you wonder- if that holds is New Hampshire even going to be viewed as that relevant to the 2012 nomination contest? If his status as the rare New England Republican Presidential candidate makes it impossible for anyone else to build momentum there the state may just get written off with everyone reallocating their resources to Iowa, South Carolina, Nevada, and Florida.