AP: Few in New Hampshire paying attention to GOP race. New poll shows only 11 percent have 'definitely' settled on a candidate.Submitted by RatPAC on Mon, 10/10/2011 - 09:40
LONDONDERRY, N.H. — Mitt Romney's grip on New Hampshire may be far less secure than it seems.
Beneath the conventional wisdom, the expectations game and the evolving dynamics of a newly settled GOP presidential field, there lies a stark reality here: Less than 100 days before the nation's first presidential primary election, the state's fickle voters haven't tuned into the race.
That reality was on display last week when 10 New Hampshire women, middle-class mothers with a strong voting history, shared their perspectives on the presidential contest with political researchers — and had trouble simply naming the candidates.
When asked who was running, they cited Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, and his chief rival, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, relatively quickly. One of them tentatively suggested the name of Texas Rep. Ron Paul. But they could name no one else.