June 5th, 2007
11:40 AM ET
4 years ago

McCain ahead in sign wars

McCain supporters seem to be winning today's sign wars, but it's early.

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (CNN) - He may be in second place in most national polls, but Sen. John McCain appears to be in first place in the early banner battle here in Manchester.

I eyeballed more campaign signs and banners for the Arizona Republican than any other candidate as I made the drive from downtown Manchester to the debate site at Saint Anselm College.

It’s early though, and the sign wars could change as the day goes on.

One other note, I witnessed more signs around Manchester for the Democrats on Sunday than I’ve seen for the Republicans today. That could be real live evidence out on the streets of what the polls show, that Democratic voters are much more energized than their GOP counterparts.

CNN, WMUR, and the New Hampshire Union Leader are sponsoring tonight’s Republican Presidential Debate. The action kicks off at 7pm ET. The three organizations sponsored a Democratic Presidential Debate on Sunday night.

– CNN Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser


Filed under: John McCain
soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. D. Boyt, Matthews, North Carolina

    That's because he has millions of illegal aliens and terrorists to wave those banners for him; thus the benefit of cheap labor I guess.

    June 5, 2007 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  2. Cheryl Smith, LA, Calif

    He is only ahead because illegals have not overrun Manchester....yet

    June 5, 2007 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  3. Travis LA California

    RON PAUL in 2008 doesn't need the most signs to win. His message is clear and pure, unlike McCain who has flip-flopped his way around Washington for decades.

    June 5, 2007 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  4. Anonymous

    When would USA start having a real foreign policy instead of being a bully with no sense!

    June 5, 2007 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  5. Kristie, Oceanside, CA

    New Hampshire must not have a problem with illegal immigration if they have many McCain signs. Even Arizonians seem to be having a problem with McCain on the illegal immigration issue.

    June 5, 2007 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |