"Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has the lead in the first Rasmussen
Reports poll of New Hampshire’s Republican Presidential Primary. Romney
currently attracts support from 26% of Likely Primary Voters, nine points more
than his nearest competitor. New Hampshire is an important state for all
candidates but an absolute must-win for Romney. In addition to being from
neighboring Massachusetts, Romney is the only candidate to spend money
advertising in New Hampshire this early in the cycle."
Looks like we have a front runner for the republican party. This could be a result of factors dragging down other candidates and early money that Romney has invested in his race.