With the 2016 field still churning as candidates stake out positions on the field, New Hampshire Republicans appear willing to settle on a familiar name from 2012. Settle of course, because the field is still taking shape but, for now, Mitt Romney still has support in the Granite State.
Report from Politico:
Republican voters in New Hampshire are apparently still ready for Mitt.
According to a Suffolk University/Boston Herald poll released Thursday, 24 percent of the likely New Hampshire Republican electorate would vote for Mitt Romney in the state’s 2016 GOP presidential primary. Every other potential candidate received less than ten percent of the vote, with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie coming in second with just over nine percent.
Romney, the former Massachusetts governor and 2012 Republican presidential nominee, has said repeatedly that he is not planning to run for president again. He has run in the last two election cycles, losing out on the 2008 Republican nomination to Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and losing to President Barack Obama in the 2012 general election.
Romney won the New Hampshire Republican primary in 2012 and finished second to McCain in 2008.
Probably should read this that 76 percent of New Hampshire Republicans want someone other than Mitt Romney. 24 percent probably recognize his name the most on the list. Maybe if he were clearing 50 percent it would compel him to run again.