A new New Hampshire poll shows a mini-surge for front-runner Mitt Romney, a dip for Rudy Giuliani, and continued cratering of support for Fred Thompson.
The CNN/WMUR survey has Romney at 33 percent, up 8 percentage points; John McCain in second at 18 percent; and Giuliani in third at 16 percent, down 8 percentage points.
Ron Paul and Mike Huckabee have leapfrogged Thompson, who is now in sixth in the Granite State with just 4 percent support, down from 13 percent in September when he entered the race. While there was quite a bit of initial buzz Thompson, the actor and former US senator from Tennessee, he thus far has failed to impress voters in New Hampshire and elsewhere.
The poll was conducted Wednesday through Sunday among 404 Republican voters and has a margin of error of plus or minus 5 percentage points.