Is Ron Paul Close To 10% In New Hampshire ?by Doug Mataconis
A new poll being released today seems to suggest that the answer is yes:
St. Anselm College’s Institute of Politics will release a new poll today, completed by SRBI Research in New York City, showing that Clinton and Romney hold solid leads in New Hampshire.
The survey of 1,514 likely primary voters has margins of error of 4.1 percent for Democrats, 4.5 percent for Republicans and 4.8 percent for undecided voters. It was conducted Oct. 15 to 21.
It shows Democrat Clinton leading Obama 42.6 to 21.5 percent, with John Edwards at 13.9 percent. Among Republicans, Romney leads Giuliani 32.4 to 21.8 percent, with John McCain at 15.2 percent and Ron Paul in fourth place at 7.4 percent.
The poll also shows that 40 percent of self-identified independents say they were still not sure if they would vote in the Democratic or Republican primary.
This is, as far as I can tell, the highest Paul has placed in any New Hampshire poll, thought it does seem to be inconsistent with other recent polls in the state.