Obama Catches Up in NH Polls

Clinton's popularity plummets among women
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 12, 2007 11:31 AM CST
Democratic presidential hopefuls, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., right, and Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., greet members of the audience following a debate at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas,...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Hillary Clinton’s lead in New Hampshire has evaporated, a CNN poll finds. Clinton's approval rating is at 31%, off 5% since November, leaving her in a statistical tie with Barack Obama, who's at 30%. Clinton’s support among female Democrats has fallen from 43% to 33%. Mike Huckabee hasn't replicated his Iowa surge—his 9% rating pales against GOP leader Mitt Romney's 32%.

But with 43% of Democrats and 55% of Republicans undecided, “this race is not over by a long shot,” CNN’s polling guru said. That’s good news for Huckabee, still well behind Republican rivals John McCain and Rudy Giuliani (19% each). And John Edwards has some ground to make up on the Democratic frontrunners—his rating stands at 16%.