Clinton Up by 21 Points in NH

Key nomination state also prefers Romney over Giuliani, poll says
By Caroline Zimmerman,  Newser User
Posted Oct 14, 2007 4:01 PM CDT
Republican presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani makes a campaign stop at Oysterella's Restaurant Friday, Oct. 12, 2007, in Spanish Fort, Ala. (AP Photo/Press-Register, John David Mercer)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Hillary's up by 21 points over Obama in New Hampshire, a new poll says, and Mitt's got a 6% edge on Giuliani. More than half of state Dems say Hillary has the best shot at beating a Republican in 2008, but roles reverse on the GOP side: "While Mitt Romney is ahead in the horserace, many voters think the betting money should be on Rudy Giuliani next November," says a pollster.

Edwards trails in third with 11% and McCain with 17% in their respective parties, the poll finds. It adds that voters on both sides worry most about Iraq and the economy, but Dems value healthcare over terrorism concerns. Analysts consider New Hampshire key because it votes early in the nomination process, Reuters reports.