Polls: Romney leads in early voting states

Chris Moody

A series of polls released Thursday in states holding early Republican caucuses and primary election show former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney leading the pack in the first four states.

For several weeks, businessman Herman Cain has dominated national polls, but the CNN/Time/ORC  surveys suggests that Cain's support may be slowly deflating. Cain remains competitive in each state except New Hampshire, where Romney leads by 27 points. In South Carolina, Romney and Cain are in a statistical tie, according to the poll.

Each survey has a sampling error of plus or minus five percentage points. You can see more results after the jump:


Romney 24%
Cain 21%
Paul 12%

New Hampshire

Romney 40%
Cain 13%
Paul 12%

South Carolina

Romney 25%
Cain 23%
Paul 12%


Romney 30%
Cain 18%
Gingrich 9%

You can click here for the full results.