Obama Takes 13-Point NH Lead

McCain holds slim lead over Romney, Huckabee jumps to 3rd
By Wesley Oliver,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 6, 2008 7:16 PM CST
Republican presidential hopeful former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is gaining ground in New Hampshire after winning the Iowa caucuses. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Barack Obama stung Hillary Clinton with a shocking double-digit lead in New Hampshire today, according to two polls. One put him ahead by 13 points. Obama leads Clinton 41% to 28% in a USA Today survey, and 39% to 29% according to CNN, both a far cry from yesterday's tie. Obama’s Iowa win convinced primary voters he “can really go all the way,” said CNN’s polling director, adding Obama boasted a 42% to 31% lead in electability.

The polls' numbers are similar on the GOP side: USA Today has John McCain leading Mitt Romney 34% to 30%; CNN, 32% to 26%. Mike Huckabee has overtaken Rudy Giuliani for third in both polls by 3% to 4% margins. Huckabee’s win among Iowa evangelicals is scoring him secular, libertarian fans in the Granite State, CNN reports.