New Hampshire is a must win State for the GOP. It's one of those Red-leaning states that went slightly for Obama in 2008. Others include, of course, Virginia, North Carolina, Colorado, Pennsylvania and Florida. Without winning NH the GOP is likely to be shut-out in the entire Northeast for 2012.
Enter Romney. Now CNN reports:
According to the new survey conducted by Dartmouth College, Romney beats the president in a head-to-head matchup by 8 points, 47 percent to 39 percent. Obama's poor showing against Romney is also the product of his weak approval rating in the Granite State, where only 36 percent of voters there give him positive marks. That compares to a 45 percent approval rating for Obama in New Hampshire in a similar poll one year ago.All other GOP candidates lose in NH to Obama, some like Palin and Trump, by large margins, over 20 points.
Editor's comment - for those of us Republicans concerned about making inroads into the Northeast, this is a very powerful argument for Romney's candidacy.