Romney also faces a considerable gender gap in the state — the UNH Poll found Obama leading Romney among women by 27 percentage points.
Manice Moser, 33, said she would vote for Obama chiefly based on his record on women's issues. The stay-at-home mother of three said her vote was driven more by antipathy to Romney than excitement about the president.
"The most important thing is women's rights. I have two daughters and they should be able to control their choices," Moser said.
Romney was pro-abortion rights as Massachusetts governor but since has shifted his position to oppose abortion in most cases, putting him more in line with the social conservatives who make up a large portion of the national Republican Party base. He has vowed to end federal aid to Planned Parenthood, a leading provider of abortion and contraception services.
Associated Press writer Holly Ramer in Derry, N.H., contributed to this report.
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