ABC News’ Matt Stuart Reports: Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney claimed he was "full of high hopes" for today’s New Hampshire primary while meeting with voters in Manchester, N.H..
The former governor of Massachusetts claimed that this was a "neck-and-neck race," and a "close one," despite the latest CNN/WMUR poll showed Romney trailing, with Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., at 31 percent and Romney at 26 percent.
While Romney is usually careful to say he won’t predict a win, he did claim, "Republicans are gonna vote for me, and the Independents are gonna get behind me, and that we’re gonna end up winning this thing."
Romney added that he was, "very pleased by the support I’m getting, particularly from undecided voters," saying his staff told him last night that they had "about 100,000 [people] they called in the last day alone." Romney staffers later clarified that the figure included calls and home visits.
As he was leaving, Romney turned to his supporters and said, "We’ll have a celebration tonight."
Romney added he plans to stay in the race at least through Super Tuesday, February 5th, saying that while, "There are always possibilities that it could be resolved faster than that," he didn’t expect to "get landslides in all the remaining states, so that being the case, I think I’m all the way through February 5th."