Mitt Romney is a part-time resident of tiny New Hampshire. His fiscally conservative, socially moderate tenure as governor of neighboring Massachusetts once seemed a good match for New Hampshire's independent and libertarian-leaning electorate.
Yet, Romney trails President Barack Obama in polls in New Hampshire, as he does in most other presidential battlegrounds, despite spending considerable time and money to lock up the state's four Electoral College votes.
Some New Hampshire voters say they are turned off by Romney's shift to the right on issues like abortion, while others have absorbed the message from Obama campaign ads depicting Romney as a wealthy corporate titan who doesn't understand the concerns of ordinary Americans.
A Romney campaign official says the state remains in play and that their ground game is strong.
Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press