A new poll from Harvard University and Saint Anselm College shows Herman Cain moving into a solid second place behind front-runner Mitt Romney among New Hampshire primary voters.

Of the 648 likely Republican primary voters surveyed between October 2 and October 6, 38 percent said they preferred Romney, while 20 percent said they preferred Cain. Ron Paul came in third with 13 percent, while the remaining candidates registered below ten percent. The margin of error for this poll was 4.4 percent.

The numbers for Romney and Paul mirror the RealClearPolitics average of New Hampshire polls, and Romney continues to do well in the important early primary state. Cain appears to have made significant gains in the state in the last two weeks.

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