Politics & Government

August 24, 2011

Romney takes swagger, lead in polls to New Hampshire

Mitt Romney is running for the Republican presidential nomination as if he's the inevitable winner. But voters in New Hampshire, which traditionally holds the nation's first presidential primary, are known for their unpredictable behavior, and the persistent Romney lead in state polls is hardly a comfortable one. In fact, Gallup reported Wednesday that Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a newcomer to the race, suddenly has opened a wide lead over Romney in its national survey.

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