By Gregory W. Wallace (@gregorywallace)
FRANCESTOWN, N.H. -- A poll of likely New Hampshire Republican voters released Monday night shows former Gov. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts maintaining a significant lead over his challengers for the party's presidential nomination.
Newt Gingrich, the former House speaker, is tied with Texas Rep. Ron Paul at 14 percent in the Suffolk University survey released on Monday.
Below them is a pack of candidates in the single digits: former Gov. Jon Huntsman of Utah at nine percent, businessman Herman Cain at eight percent, former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania at three percent, Texas Gov. Rick Perry at two percent, and Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann at one percent.
Poll respondents reflect the Granite State independent vein, with nine percent reporting themselves as undecided and barely over half saying they are at least likely to change their mind between now and the primary date.