A New Poll Shows Mitt Romney Would Dominate in New Hampshire

Maybe Jason Chaffetz is on to something. A new poll out of New Hampshire shows Mitt Romney is way ahead of the rest of the potential GOP 2016 field.

Last week Chaffetz made waves when he said he thought Romney would run again in 2016 and win. Now, a new poll from WMUR in New Hampshire shows 39% of Republican voters in the Granite State would pick Romney if the election were held today. That’s more than 4-times the support for New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (7%), Senator Rand Paul (7%), Jeb Bush (6%), Bobby Jindal (5%) and Mike Huckabee (4%).

Business Insider says Romney’s strong support comes from what they call the “Romney Effect.”

The poll comes amid renewed urging of Romney to enter into the 2016 race. Off and on since the debut of his Netflix documentary, “Mitt,” speculation about a possible third Romney run has popped up. Romney has taken an active role in supporting Republican candidates in this year’s midterm elections, and he has steadily criticized the Obama administration — particularly on issues of foreign policy.

Last week, former assistant Treasury secretary Emil Henry made the case for a Romney run in 2016, and a recent Quinnipiac poll found 45% of respondents think the country would be better off if he had been elected president in 2012.