Obama, Clinton Dead Even in NH, Poll Finds

McCain, buoyed by Iowa, leads Romney among GOP pack
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 6, 2008 11:56 AM CST
Republican presidential hopefuls, (L-R), Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., former Sen. Fred Thompson, R-Tenn., Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Buoyed by the Iowa caucuses, Barack Obama picked up three points to claim a third of Democratic support in New Hampshire, and move into a tie with Hillary Clinton at 33%. John Edwards also benefited from Iowa in the latest CNN poll, moving up three points to 20%, while Bill Richardson follows with 4%. John McCain heads a more spread-out Republican field.

With one-third of the Republican vote, McCain leads former frontrunner Mitt Romney (27%) and Rudy Giuliani (14%). Mike Huckabee, the GOP winner in Iowa, finds himself in fourth place with 11%. "It looks like Huckabee's victory among Iowa Republicans helped John McCain more than Mike Huckabee," a CNN analyst said. Obama also received a boost in electability, moving up 13 points into a virtual tie with Clinton. (Read more New Hampshire primary stories.)