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Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney is extending his lead over the rest of the GOP field vying for their party’s presidential nomination.
Mr. Romney, who won the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday and the Iowa caucuses last week, garnered 34% support in a recent national poll, up from 28% in December.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich was second, with 18%. Representative Ron Paul and former Senator Rick Santorum were tied at 15%, while Texas Gov. Rick Perry came in at 9% and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman had 4% support.
The sampling error for the poll, conducted January 11-12, was +/- 4.5%.
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In a CNN/ORC International flash poll taken in New Hampshire, Mitt Romney was favored for next week’s New Hampshire primary.
Mr. Romney, who garnered 47% support, was well ahead of Texas Representative Ron Paul, with 17%; former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman with 13%; and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum at 10%.
Arizona Senator John McCain, who was the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, will endorse Mitt Romney today in New Hampshire.