McCain Ties Hillary, Obama Nationally: Poll

Clinton scores highest 'definitely vote for' score; Romney comes in last
By John Abell,  Newser User
Posted Jan 12, 2008 5:58 PM CST
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(Newser) – Fresh from his New Hampshire primary win, John McCain scored highest today among Republicans against Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama in theoretical head-to-head general election match-ups, according to a CNN poll. McCain drew 48% to Clinton's 50% and Obama's 49% in the survey, putting the three hopefuls in statistical dead heats.

Clinton bagged a 37% "definitely vote for" score, the highest among all leading candidates in both parties. Obama was second with 30%, and McCain third, with 22%. The worst numbers were for Mitt Romney: He came last among Republicans, against either Clinton or Obama, and 62% said they would "definitely not vote for" him.