Mitt Romney leads President Obama by 10 percentage points in the critical swing state of New Hampshire, according to a Bloomberg News poll released Tuesday.
 
Romney leads Obama in the Granite State 50 percent to 40.
 

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Obama won New Hampshire by a margin of 54 percent to 45 in 2008, but in 2012 it’s one of 12 key swing states in which the president will have his work cut out for him.
 
The New Hampshire poll shows independents have fled Obama, siding with Romney by a margin of 15 points. Only 37 percent of independents say they approve of Obama’s job performance, compared to 40 percent of New Hampshire residents overall.
 
Still, there are signs that parts of the president’s message are catching on in New Hampshire. Forty-eight percent support raising taxes on millionaires, compared to 40 percent who prefer “to make the George W. Bush tax cuts permanent and rely on the private market to boost employment.”
 
Obama will visit New Hampshire next week to tout portions of his American Jobs Act, and Vice President Biden has visited the state twice so far in November.