Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney still leads the GOP pack in New Hampshire, but real estate mogul Donald Trump is within striking distance, according to a new poll out Tuesday.
New numbers from Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling show Romney leading the group of rumored GOP hopefuls with 27 percent of the vote. Trump comes in a close second at 21 percent.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (Ga.) and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee come in third with 12 percent of the vote, followed by Rep. Ron Paul (Texas) at 9 percent and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin at 7.
Pollster Tom Jensen attributes Trump's strong showing to Tea Party activists and "birthers." The poll found that 42 percent of Republican voters surveyed do not believe President Obama was born in the United States. Among that group, Trump tops Romney 22 percent to 21.