Unaligned N.H. vote a test for Mitt Romney
Independents could change the momentum in GOP
Two weeks before the New Hampshire primary, independents - a critical voting bloc - pose a special test for frontrunner Mitt Romney. While Romney leads overall by a commanding 22 percentage points, his lead among independents planning to vote in the GOP contest is just seven points, with more than half still undecided. How they vote on Jan. 10 could strengthen or undercut his claim to be better able than his rivals to attract voters in the middle.