Mitt Holds Huge Lead in NH

    DERRY, NH - JANUARY 07:  Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks during a campaign rally at the Pinkerton Academy field house on January 7, 2012 in Derry, New Hampshire. With less than one week to go before the New Hampshire primary, Mitt Romney is making a final campaign swing through the state.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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    New Hampshire's primary is still a day away, but candidates—and some journalists—are already leaving for South Carolina. Rick Perry went straight to the state after Iowa, and calls it his “Alamo.” The journalists normally cramming New Hampshire hotels this time of year have packed their bags: Tom Brokaw and Gail Collins have both gone south. The exodus is largely thanks to Mitt Romney's commanding lead. After being seemingly stuck at 25 percent of likely voters, Romney now gets 35 percent, with Ron Paul coming in second with 18. His lead is even stronger in South Carolina, with 37 percent according to a recent CNN poll, double digits ahead of the second-place Rick Santorum, who came in at 19 percent.

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