Jan 04,2008 00:00
BOSTON -- Mitt Romney, despite his loss in the Iowa Republican caucuses, is gaining support in New Hampshire, a newly released poll indicated.
The Suffolk University/7News poll showed that the former Massachusetts governor has gained four points in two days, climbing to 29 percent support among Republican voters in the Granite State, The Boston Herald reported.
Sen. John McCain of Arizona had 25 percent support and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who took the Republican caucuses in Iowa, had 13 percent support. Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani trailed with 9 percent.
Among the Democratic presidential hopefuls, New York Sen. Hillary Clinton is going into the Jan. 8 New Hampshire primary with a 12 point lead over Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, who won the Democratic contest in Iowa Thursday, the newspaper reported.
The poll -- conducted Wednesday and Thursday -- had Clinton at 37 percent support among New Hampshire Democrats while Obama had 25 percent. Former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards, who took second in Iowa, had 15 percent.
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