Edwards Gains on Clinton, Passes Obama

In New Hampshire poll, it's suddenly a three-way race
By Heather McPherson,  Newser User
Posted Apr 4, 2007 6:40 AM CDT

(Newser) – John Edwards pushed past Barack and sliced into Hillary's comfortable lead in the latest New Hampshire poll, putting all three cadidates in a statistical dead heat. Clinton dropped from 35% of likely Democratic voters in February  to 27%. Edwards rose from 16% to 21%, and Obama lost a point, from 2!% to 20%.

Although 85% of responders claimed that news of Elizabeth Edwards's recurring cancer had no effect on their opinion of her husband, something drew former Clinton fans to his camp: While those who view Edwards favorably shot from 72% to 80%, Clinton's dove from 74% to 64%—and almost a quarter of those polled now have an unfavorable opinion of the former First Lady.