Last night, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman spoke to more than 100 voters at a Portsmouth Elks Lodge. It was the 100th event Huntsman has held in the first-in-the-nation primary state, a state Huntsman has targeted as his only hope of advancing his long-shot campaign.
One hundred events is a heck of a commitment, and it's far more than any other candidate has held. But it's not doing Huntsman much good; a new Bloomberg poll, conducted by Iowa-based Selzer & Co., shows Huntsman's at just 7 percent in the Granite State, good for fifth place and 33 points behind front-runner Mitt Romney.
And Hotline polling editor Steve Shepard pointed out a bigger problem for Huntsman: Despite all the events he's held, his campaign hasn't actually contacted that many voters -- or at least they don't recall interacting with the campaign at all.