Good News! New Poll from New Hampshire shows RP picking up steam and many voters have not made up their mindSubmitted by RonPaul818 on Thu, 09/27/2007 - 00:16
New Hampshire's GOP race a real one for now
Only 13% of likely New Hampshire Republican voters have definitely made up their mind, meaning a lot can change by January's primary balloting. But a new poll by CNN/WMUR and the University of New Hampshire finds that Mitt Romney's 14 point lead over Rudy Giuliani in July has evaporated into a dead heat, 25% for the former governor to 24% for the former mayor.
And, watch out, Sen. John McCain, who seriously upset George W. Bush in 2000, now finishes third, up fully 6 points (or 50%) since July to 18% today.
Former senator Fred Thompson's favorability rating have jumped from 29% in April to 47% now. But his voter support still stands at 13%, the same as July despite all the publicity surrounding his oft-delayed candidacy announcement earlier this month. Experts suspect Thompson is paying a price for skipping the last GOP debate in New Hampshire and for not doing the kind of door-to-door sidewalk campaigning that Granite State voters expect.
According to the poll data of 324 Republican voters between Sept. 14-17 also shows Ron Paul's support has gone from 3% in June and 2% in July to 4% now; Mike Huckabee has gone from 2% to 3%; Sam Brownback from 0% in July to 2% now; Tom Tancredo and Duncan Hunter each remain at 1%. The margin of error is +/- 5.4%.
CNN Polling Director Keating Holland says Romney maintains his lead among GOP conservatives, but his 10 point drop came among moderate and liberal Republicans, who switched to Giuliani. McCain...