September 25th, 2007
06:18 PM ET
11 years ago

Clinton pulling away from Obama in New Hampshire

Watch CNN's Bill Schneider report Sen. Hillary Clinton has a commanding lead in the latest CNN New Hampshire poll.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has significantly increased her lead over rival Barack Obama in the crucial early-voting state of New Hampshire, according to a CNN/WMUR poll conducted by the University of New Hampshire released Tuesday.

The New York Democrat registered 43 percent in the latest poll, 23 points more than Obama, a senator from Illinois. In a similar poll conducted in July, only 9 points separated the candidates, with Clinton then at 36 percent and Obama at 27 percent. (Full poll results [PDF])

"The seven-point change for both candidates is within the poll's sampling error, but may indicate growing support for Clinton as the primary approaches," CNN Polling Director Keating Holland said.

Meanwhile, former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards stands at 12 percent in the latest poll, three points higher than July. New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson is at 6 percentage points, 5 points lower than the last survey from CNN and WMUR. (CNN Interactive: The latest poll results)

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  1. Joe Ossai, Bedford, NH

    I make my home in New Hampshire and I consider myself an average American voter, but I will never vote for Hillary...Period.

    It's unbelievable how we democrats always find a way to lose elections. Given the current political climate, we are in such a sweet spot to caputre the White House and increase our numbers in both houses, yet we are trying very hard to blow it.


    September 26, 2007 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  2. South Carolina

    Its NOT a gender issue for me. Sen. Feinstein, Speaker Pelosi, Gov. Napolitano, or Gov. Minner would make a GREAT president.

    Its just that HILLARY is a republican-lite. She would be only slightly better than any of the repubs running.

    Edwards is the MOST electable Democratic candidate, a simple fact.

    I am a die-hard anti-republican, but I certainly won't vote for Clinton if she wins the nomination. I'll vote with the GREENS, if Hillary is chosen.

    September 26, 2007 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
  3. Nancee

    It's clear that Clinton has more experience than Obama. Should this matter? I can't imagine electing someone to a top gov. position that doesn't have a vast array of experiences. Unthinkable. The country is such desperate need of repair-what happens if he is elected and his experience is not sufficient?? Scary-the economy, war, healthcare is at stake. Massive change is needed. Who can deliver?? Obama is a risk. Can we afford to risk his lack of experience at this point in time?

    January 6, 2008 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
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