Romney, above, and Clinton lead in the Granite State, according to a new poll.
WASHINGTON (CNN) - A new Marist poll shows former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and New York Sen. Hillary Clinton leading in New Hampshire, less than three months before Granite Staters cast their presidential primary votes.
Clinton holds a double digit lead over her closest rival, Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, in the battle for the Democratic nomination. Romney is separated by four percentage points from former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, in the contest for the Republican nomination.
New Hampshire has not yet set a date for its primary, but Secretary of State William Gardner has indicated it will be held no later than January 8. The filing period for the New Hampshire primary begins Monday at 8 a.m. ET, and closes on November 2 at 5 p.m. ET. The filing fee is $1,000.
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