September 26th, 2007
07:58 PM ET
14 years ago

Giuliani catches Romney in New Hampshire

Watch Bill Schneider's report about CNN's new poll on the New Hampshire GOP presidential race.

HANOVER, New Hampshire (CNN) - It's a dead heat in New Hampshire, according to our new poll of likely New Hampshire Republican primary voters.

Mitt Romney's lead in the battle for the GOP presidential nomination in the all important Granite State has evaporated, according to the results of a CNN/WMUR poll conducted by the University of New Hampshire.

The survey, released Wednesday, shows the former Massachusetts Governor drawing support from 25 percent of Republican primary voters to 24 percent for former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani.

That statistically-insignificant, 1 point margin is a major change from CNN/WMUR's last New Hampshire poll, taken in July, when Romney held a comfortable 14 point lead over Giuliani.

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- CNN Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser

Filed under: New Hampshire • Polls
soundoff (63 Responses)
  1. Shawnie - Grants Pass, OR

    Tom from Mass,

    Don't expect "Ed" to explain the bigotry comment. He constantly throws out lots of false statements, I guess just hoping some one will buy it at face value?

    September 27, 2007 09:00 am at 9:00 am |
  2. Cable King Pittsburgh PA

    There are more Italians than Mormons – what more do you need to know?

    September 27, 2007 09:51 am at 9:51 am |
  3. Mark, Rio de Janeiro

    It's important to look at who's gaining and who's losing.

    Romney peaked in July at 33% and now fell to 23%.
    Thompson peaked in July at 13% and now fell to 12%.
    All other 'second tier' candidates, except Ron Paul, have flattened out or fallen.

    Giuliani moved up from 18% to 22%.
    McCain moved up from 12% to 17%.
    Gingrich moved up from 3% to 7%.
    Ron Paul moved up from 2% to 4%.

    Full results and history:

    September 27, 2007 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  4. dave r. , colorado springs, colorado

    People who say Iraq is a mess; what are your sources. I have family in Iraq, and yes, it's going to be a longer stay, maybe ten years, but they have killed off a lot of top Al Qaeda.

    September 27, 2007 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  5. afrit007

    So in NH it's a dead heat between the intolerable and the unelectable.


    When are the Republicans going to get a candidate worthy of the office? Oh, wait... they had one, McCain, eight years ago, but the Bush league ruined his chances then, too.

    September 27, 2007 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  6. Chris, Middletown, CT

    I think some are starting to open their eyes and see that we don't want or need right wing much as we don't need those on the left (or socialists..sorry Hillary) – we need a moderate like Giuliani...not a flip flopper like Mitt...we need a pro choice/pro fiscal conservative in the White House....and Rudy will be elected in 2008....he is right in the middle...exactly where a president needs to be to govern this country.

    September 27, 2007 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  7. Ed,Ellenville,New York

    Chris,I think Hillary might be a little to the right of Rudy,but it wouldn't bother me to dump the right-wingers.Either of them would be a drastic improvement over bush.I give little creedence to their attempted portrayals.Rudy's not a right-winger and Hillary's not a lefty.Keep on pushing Rudy on your side,we need sanity in the WH.

    September 27, 2007 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  8. kathe oakland california

    Tell me why no one including CNN advertises when there is a debate hosted by african-american Tavis Smiley. Thanks to the GREAT CSPAN who is fair that is only way I know this.
    And why since it is a republican debate Romney,McCain,Giuliani are not participating. What are they afraid of african americans who vote too, from asking them questions they may have to lie about.
    Shame on CNN, FOX, MSNBC for not being an upfront News station and so biased for Hillary Clinton all of you.
    I tell you folks, RACISM is alive and well even on CNN, FOX and MSNBC

    September 27, 2007 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  9. Anonymous

    RE: John in Sacramento

    September 27, 2007 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  10. Aaron Kinney, Sherman Oaks, CA

    Re: Jon in Sacramento,

    There is nothing NUTJOBish about following the constitution. There is nothing NUTJOBish about eliminating the countless government agencies that have no legitimacy under the constitution.

    Just because you grew up in a world where illegitimate agencies are commonplace, does not make the elimination of those agencies a NUTJOB idea.

    The "NUTJOB" factor has nothing to do with status quo or popular opinion. It has to do with cold, hard, real, facts that exist independently -and stand on their own merit- regardless of whether they are popularly embraced.

    RON PAUL is the only chance the GOP has to win the 08 general election.

    If RUDY or ROMNEY or any other GOP contenders get the nomination, then the DEMOCRATS will win in 08.


    September 27, 2007 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  11. Laura - Tulsa, OK

    Chris fr. Middletown CT actually makes sense;

    If I look at a candidate I like, I think "does he or she possess MOST of the qualities I want in a leader?" I think if you can answer that 75 per cent or more of what a candidate has is what you want – then that' s who you should vote for.

    We each have our deal-breakers – Iraq, abortion, taxes, illegal immigration and so on . I will decide which are my top three and vote accordingly because, like a spouse, no one can be 100 per cent perfect and in sync with you .

    September 27, 2007 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  12. T Sims, Carrollton TX

    Why in NH are you only taking a poll of republican voters instead of an equal number of indepedent and republican.

    If you dont do this then this poll is meaningless.

    Try contacting 324 indepedents that will vote for republican now and see what you get for their mix.

    September 29, 2007 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  13. conivia

    hi this is good

    January 9, 2008 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
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