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Buddy Roemer surges ahead of Rick Perry in New Hampshire.

10:47 AM, Jan 9, 2012 • By MARK HEMINGWAY
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Just how fluid and crazy has this GOP primary been? Well, the latest poll from Public Policy Polling contains a startling development:

Mitt Romney continues to be headed for a comfortable win in New Hampshire.  PPP's final poll there finds him with 35% to 18% for Ron Paul, 16% for Jon Huntsman, 12% for Newt Gingrich, 11% for Rick Santorum, 3% for Buddy Roemer, and 1% for Rick Perry.

That's right, former Louisiana Governor Buddy Roemer, who's run a campaign by the seat of his pants, hasn't appeared in a single televised debate and has almost no money, is polling higher than the current three-term governor of Texas who at one point led the race in national polls and has millions in the bank. Granted, Perry hasn't really campaigned in New Hampshire and this could just be an anomalous result, but still...

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