It's still much much too early to take these polls with anything less than a medium-sized pile of salt, but, these results are somewhat startling…
Thirty-two percent of New Hampshire's Republican voters said they would support Romney in next year's first-in-the-nation primary, according to a CNN/WMUR poll conducted through last weekend.
That puts Romney well ahead of the poll's second place finisher, Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas), whom 9 percent of New Hampshire Republicans said they would support in the primary.
Six percent each said they would support former Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R). Five percent said they would support former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R).
What that means is that Mitt Romney has more support at this point in New Hampshire than his next four competitors combined.
Like, if you were to genetically create a four-headed Paul-Gingrich-Giuliani-Palin hydra in your dark arts laboratory and teach it to say that Medicare is evil and set it loose on the Granite State, it would still be less popular than the one-headed Romney.
Though, it would probably get a really sweet time slot on Fox News. Maybe the one Glenn Beck in vacating. (Which would be ironic, because I think it would fulfill one of his prophesies.)
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