A new Franklin Pierce poll shows Governor Romney gaining momentum in New Hampshire. The Governor registered 22 percent of the vote, and is nipping at the heels of Giuliani and McCain.
Here’s a break down of the numbers:
Giuliani – 29
McCain – 29
Romney – 22
Gingrich – 5
R. Kelly Myers of Franklin Pierce had this to say about the Governor’s performance:
There’s been a lot of concerns about his flip-flopping on issues, a lot of people have raised that, this may be an indicator that he’s starting to overcome that and establish more conservative credentials with voters.
Some will try to spin these results as a product of Gov. Romney’s increased name recognition in New Hampshire, due to its proximity to Massachusetts. But the fact that the Governor has experienced a five point bump in New Hampshire polling gives more credence to Myers’ theory.
CHARLES adds: Steve, there’s more, via David Brody:
Romney polls third in experience, with McCain the leader there, and second in leadership, well behind Giuliani. But he finishes first in personal character and, by a wide margin, on his issue positions. “John McCain and Rudy Giuliani are not natural conservatives, and Romney does very well among self-identified conservatives,” Myers said.