St. Anselm College's Institute of Politics released a new presidential primary preference poll today that puts supposed "long shot", Ron Paul in fourth place among the 2008 Republican candidates with 7.4 percent. The survey of likely New Hampshire primary voters, finalized by SRBI Research in New York City, ranks Congressman Paul fourth behind Mitt Romney, Rudy Giuliani, and John McCain, respectively, and also shows that 40 percent of self-identified independents who may vote Republican, and 19 percent who will, are still undecided.
Fred Thompson, who is estimated to be second-place in the national polls, is in sixth place.
The new figure shows that Congressman Paul is gaining momentum in key primary states, up from the 5 percent Gallup Poll estimate on October 17! Recent poll results from Rasmussen Reports indicate that number could be much higher nationwide.
See the official results here.