Poll: Bachmann gaining in New Hampshire, Pawlenty struggling

The latest WMUR Granite State Poll shows 35 percent of likely Republican primary voters in New Hampshire say they would vote for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann holds a distant second place in the poll with 12 percent. But Bachmann is the only other candidate who registered support in the double digits.

Texas Rep. Ron Paul had 7 percent. Former Minn. Gov. Tim Pawlenty and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin had just 3 percent.

The 773 people were randomly selected for the poll and interviewed between June 21, and July 1, including 357 likely Republican primary voters and 263 likely Democratic primary voters. The margin of error for the poll’s 2012 GOP questions is 5.2 percent.

  • Jim Erkel

    The take-away point is that Pawlenty’s level of support in NH is less than the margin of error for likely Republican voters in the WMUR poll. He has been losing to MOE in national horse-race polls but now it is beginning to happen in the more important state-based polls. When can we stop with the hometown, favorite-son coverage of a campaign going nowhere?