A survey from the Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling (PPP) shows President Barack Obama on solid footing in New Hampshire, a state that is viewed as friendly territory to presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney.
In the automated poll of registered voters, Obama tops Romney, 53 percent to 41 percent. Romney also gets no boost from New Hampshire's junior United States Senator, Kelly Ayote. When Ayote is added to Romney's ticket in a hyopthetical general election matchup, the Democratic ticket of Obama and Vice President Joe Biden still wins, 52 percent to 42 percent.
Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts, has deep roots in New England. He has a home in New Hampshire and those personal connections helped him seal a landslide victory in the state's Republican primary in January. Democrats have won New Hampshire in the previous two presidential contests. The TPM Poll Average currently gives Obama a clear lead in the state.