I’m always jealous of the “Live Free or Die” motto of New Hampshire. It’s probably one of the reasons the state is so competitive in most elections — plenty of Independent thinkers. Romney is going to have to pick up his game with Independents as he trails the President 52 to 41. Overall President Obama maintains a 5-point lead 50 to 45 in a survey more reasonable than many previous ARG polls lately. The Party ID was dead even at Dem 30, Rep 30, Ind 40 versus D +2 in 2008 (Dem 29, Rep 27, Ind 45) and R +7 in 2004 (Dem 25, Rep 32, Ind 44).