The very latest polls out of New Hampshire ahead of next week's primary show that despite his frontrunner status, Mitt Romney's support is sinking at a rate of two percentage points a day, whereas support for second placed Ron Paul has surged.
"Our daily tracking shows it all: Romney losing two points in the last 24 hours, while Ron Paul picked up four, bringing him closer to Romney than he's been all week,"reports Boston's 7 News, who conducted the poll in association with Suffolk University.
Romney remains the clear frontrunner with 41 per cent, while Paul has bolstered his second placed spot with 18 per cent and Santorum is in third with 8 per cent, having only increased his tally by 2 per cent despite virtually tying with Romney for first in Iowa.
There are still 17 per cent of likely Republican voters who remain undecided.
"So, for Romney, the trends are troubling: He can't let his support continue to go down, while his two major opponents–Paul and Santorum–go up, but he may not be able to stop it," states the report.