Obama Draws Dead Even in NH

But four of ten say they may change their minds
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 21, 2007 8:20 AM CST
New Hampshire Secretary of State William Gardner left, welcomes Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen Barack Obama, D-Ill., at the State house in Concord, N.H., Monday, Oct. 22, 2007, as Obama prepares...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are dead even in New Hampshire, according to the latest USA Today/Gallup poll. The two are tied at 32%, with John Edwards a distant third at 18% and no other Democratic candidates in double digits. Like Clinton, Republican Mitt Romney has seen his lead in the state shrink as well, although he's still ahead of John McCain.

With the country's first primary less than three weeks away, the poll highlights how much things can change. Four in 10 of those polled said they may still change their minds before January 8, meaning last-minutes changes could break the race wide open. "People are just taking a long hard look at this point," said a local sheriff.