January 11th, 2008
04:00 PM ET
1 year ago

Poll: N.H. win rockets McCain to front-runner status

 John McCain is now the national front-runner, a new CNN poll out Friday found.
John McCain is now the national front-runner, a new CNN poll out Friday found.

WASHINGTON (CNN) – John McCain's victory in Tuesday's New Hampshire primary appears to be paying off.

The senator from Arizona is now the front-runner in the battle for the Republican presidential nomination, according to the first national poll taken after the New Hampshire primary.

McCain has the support of 34 percent of registered Republicans in a new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey out Friday. That's a 21-point jump from the last CNN/Opinion Research poll, taken in December, well before the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary earlier this month.

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  1. David

    I agree with Frank from Fort Lauderdale. He said that Romney said that pharmaceutical companies aren't the enemies. While I understand where he's coming from, it's simply not true. The pharmaceutical companies have done some shady treatments, etc. in the past. Romney has also switched his position on immigration and also the social issues (abortion and gay marriage). Where does he really stand?

    It seems like Romney will say whatever he wants to get elected. He said he was "decidedly pro life" at the SC Republican debates. He was acutally pro-choice at the time, but did he mean he decided it ahead of time?

    I believe that Ron Paul is actually the best for the economy. He is fiscally conservative, and would do fantastic in our economy. He definitely is going to reduce spending, and stop being so aggressive about war. He is the true national security person.

    At least most of the people have been honest about their views. I have just seen a lot of the hate ads started by Romney and then continued. Most of them have seemed honest throughout the race.

    Also, I have another question...why don't Ron Paul (R), Dennis Kucinich (D), Gravel (D) and Duncan Hunter (R) get no media coverage generally?

    January 18, 2008 09:12 pm at 9:12 pm |
  2. Adam

    I totally agree with Linda and Sydney about the comments concerning the media being pro mccain. The media knows Romney is the only one that will squash Hillary and Obama, so they're trying to get everyone to vote for Mccain or anyone else but Romney. Romney is the only candidate wtih a TRUE and SUCCESSFUL resume and even though I am not a mormon it is sad that many many people who know how amazing a person Romney is, they still won't vote simply because of what they've "heard" about mormons or because of what their pastor or friend influences them to do.

    January 21, 2008 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  3. Please

    Ron Paul seems to be the only canidate making sense. CNN or any other network for that matter does not give him the time of day. I miss the good ol' days when my Dad told me who to vote for, not the corporate media.

    Nevermind, Ill just go buy my ipod and sync it to my new Ford while I drink my Coca Cola and talk on my LG phone, exclusively from Verizon Wireless.

    Thank you.

    January 23, 2008 04:18 am at 4:18 am |
  4. Todd

    McCain is not a conservative, which is why he lost the last presidential campaign. Romney is the only candidate who can help the flailing U.S. economy.

    January 23, 2008 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
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