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President 2012 New Hampshire GOP Poll Watch: Michele Bachmann Now in Second Place to Mitt Romney

According to the latest Suffolk University Poll.

While former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney remains a front-runner in New Hampshire, Michele Bachmann climbed 8 points since May, to 11 percent, according to a Suffolk University/7NEWS (WHDH TV) poll of likely voters in New Hampshire’s GOP presidential primary.

Bachmann’s gain was more than that of any other candidate. Romney, with 36 percent support, gained 1 point since Suffolk University’s last Granite State poll was released nearly two months ago.

GOP Primary election:

  • Mitt Romney – 36%
  • Michele Bachmann – 11%
  • Ron Paul – 8%
  • Rudy Giuliani – 5%
  • Sarah Paln – 4%
  • Jon Huntsman – 4%
  • Tim Pawlenty – 2%
  • Newt Gingrich – 2%

Michele Bachmann distinguished herself in he Manchester, New Hampshire debate a few weeks ago and it is paying her dividends in the polls.

Among those who watched the Republican Presidential debate in Manchester earlier this month, 33 percent said Romney won the debate, while 31 percent gave the win to Bachmann.