Bachmann gains GOP support in New Hampshire

Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann has climbed 8 points in a Suffolk University/7NEWS (WHDH TV) poll of likely voters in New Hampshire’s GOP presidential primary.

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney remains a front-runner in the Granite State with 36 percent support, but Bachmann’s gain since May, to 11 percent, was greater than any other candidate. With the exception of Romney and Bachmann, support for the 18 candidates remained in single digits. Tim Pawlenty’s support eroded 3 points, to 2 percent.

Among those who watched the Republican presidential debate in Manchester earlier this month, 33 percent said Romney won the debate, while 31 percent gave the win to Bachmann.

The statewide survey, which was released Tuesday, of 400 likely voters in New Hampshire’s Republican Presidential Primary was conducted via telephone on June 25-27. The poll has a margin of error of 4.9 percentage points.

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