Poll shows Romney leading in New Hampshire

New poll results released Monday show former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney surging into the lead for the Republican presidential nomination in New Hampshire.

The SurveyUSA poll, conducted after last week’s GOP debate and on behalf of WBZ-TV in Boston, shows Romney in the lead in the early-primary state with 32 percent. That represents an 11-percent increase over results compiled on Jan. 29.

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Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Arizona Sen. John McCainJohn McCainKeith Ellison on McCain’s vote: How many others with brain cancer will lose coverage? McCain votes to advance ObamaCare repeal, replace after vowing to oppose Overnight Defense: House passes Russia sanctions deal | McCain returns to Senate | Watchdog opens criminal probe into M camo mistake MORE each lost 10 percent and now poll at 23 percent and 22 percent respectively.

Romney polls most strongly with self-described conservatives, while Giuliani was ahead among moderates and liberals.

On the Democratic side, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) leads with 40 percent, followed by Sen. Barack ObamaBarack ObamaTrump considers naming Yellen or Cohn to lead the Fed West Wing to empty out for August construction Ex-CIA chief: Trump’s Boy Scout speech felt like ‘third world authoritarian's youth rally’ MORE (Ill.) with 24 percent and former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards with 22 percent.

The poll was conducted from May 4 through May 6 and has a 4 percent margin of error.