NH Voters Like What They See of Clinton

Post-debate numbers show senator surging ahead in Granite State
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 12, 2007 7:48 AM CDT
Democratic presidential hopefuls former Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C., left, Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., and Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill. , right, were among those on stage who raised their hands to say they...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – In the race for New Hampshire, Hillary Clinton has shot ahead of her Democratic opponents, opening a 14-point lead over Barack Obama since the June 3 debate. With the primary 7 months away, Clinton is overwhelmingly considered the strongest leader, thumping a list of rivals that includes Al Gore. And there's a new name on the radar: Bill Richardson.

Clinton dominates in the CNN/WMUR poll released yesterday even though she’s ranked third in likability. Meanwhile, John Edwards is falling off sharply, perhaps because of rhetorical attacks on his rivals, CNN says. The man who used to be the next vice president is dead even with Richardson, who may hope only to be the next vice president.