Republican presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman, trailing well behind former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in the polls, no longer is predicting an outright victory in Tuesday’s GOP primary in New Hampshire.
His campaign’s goal is to “exceed market expectations” — a benchmark, he said, that would be set by reporters and pundits who are covering the New Hampshire contest.
Both polls also have Mr. Huntsman running behind Texas Rep. Ron Paul, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.
Mr. Huntsman, who consistently predicted he would win New Hampshire in the months leading up to the primary, skipped last week’s Iowa caucuses to focus on the Granite State.
Asked to set his own benchmark for Tuesday’s contest, the Mr. Huntsman, a former ambassador to China, demurred, saying simply that the campaign would “do well.”
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