Obama campaigned in Peterborough, New Hampshire Wednesday.
PETERBOROUGH, New Hampshire (CNN) - Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama appealed for supporters to step up their efforts in New Hampshire Wednesday, one day after a CNN/WMUR poll of Granite State Democrats showed the Illinois senator trailing rival Hillary Clinton by 23 points.
"I'm hoping that you don’t just say 'Oh that was a nice speech, maybe I will vote for the guy,'" Obama told hundreds of Granite Staters assembled in a field in Peterborough. "I hope that you sign up. I hope that you decide to become a volunteer. I hope you decide to become a precinct captain. I hope that you decide to get engaged in our policy committees."
A poll released Tuesday conducted by the University of New Hampshire for CNN and WMUR showed Obama at 20 percentage points, 7 points less than where he was in July and 23 points behind New York Sen. Hillary Clinton.
But Obama told CNN he isn't concerned with the latest poll numbers.
"I never worry about polls," he said as he greeted enthusiastic supporters.
– CNN's Mark Preston and Alexander Mooney