Poll: Santorum gets bump in New Hampshire

Mitt Romney has a double-digit lead over the rest of the GOP field in New Hampshire, but Rick Santorum has moved into third place, according to a Washington Times-JZ Analytics poll taken Wednesday.

Romney claimed 38 percent of likely primary voters, followed by Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) at 24 percent, Santorum at 11 percent, Newt Gingrich at 9 percent, Jon Huntsman at 8 percent, and Rick Perry at 1 percent.

Romney, who owns a home in New Hampshire and served as governor of neighboring Massachusetts, has held a wide lead in the Granite State throughout the primary process.

But fresh off his surprising, late surge into the top tier of candidates at the Iowa caucuses, Santorum, who had been polling at only 3 percent in New Hampshire, spiked 8 points since last week.

Gingrich continues to fade, while Huntsman, who has staked his campaign on a strong showing in New Hampshire, remains steady.

The poll of 498 likely primary voters has a margin of error of 4.5 points.

The New Hampshire primary will take place Jan. 10.