Poll: Obama, McCain lead in N.H.
Jan 07,2008 00:00 by UPI
PRINCETON, N.J. -- New Hampshire voters favor either Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., or Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., the most ahead of Tuesday's primary, a USA Today/Gallup poll showed.

Among Democrats, Obama led Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., 41-28 percent, the newspaper said. Former Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina was in third place, with 19 percent, trailed by New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson with 6 percent.

Obama won last week's Iowa Democratic caucus, while former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee won for Republicans.

In New Hampshire, Huckabee was third with 13 percent, behind McCain with 34 percent and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney with 30 percent, the poll showed.

Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, tied former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani with 8 percent, the report said.

The telephone poll was conducted Friday through Sunday among 778 Democrats and 776 Republicans, and has a 4-percentage-point margin of error.

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