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. S. Knowes Nashu, NH

    Yikes. Mitt? I live in NH, and I did not see a whole lot to make me love Mitt. Not sure how I will vote this yr. To me, Mitt seems like "Bush lite." Not dumb and all, and such a "straight shooter" that he can't change his mind. But the overall pandering to corporations, etc. You will see.

    September 26, 2007 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  2. Sam, Manchester New Hampshire

    Paul Manuel is right on about McCain. But, sadly for McCain, NH seems to be more affectionate about him than the rest of the country.

    September 26, 2007 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  3. Tom, Anaheim, CA

    Rudy Giuliani + Mitt Romney + John McCain + Fred Thompson = Status Quo.
    Status Quo = more struggles for average American families.

    4 more years of Bush/Cheney evangelical inspired faith based policies that have done nothing to improve the lives of average Americans but significantly enhance the lives of multi-millionaires, billionaires, corporation executives, their lawyers and lobbyists, senators and representatives and about 500,000 other government insiders.

    The other 125 million taxpayers just get the bills.

    Am I wrong? Simply make a list of 5 things the GOP and Bush have done in 8 years of government control to improve our lives.

    September 26, 2007 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  4. Shawnie Cannon, Grants Pass OR

    Don't you love how CNN downplays Romney's lead...?

    September 26, 2007 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  5. Ed,Ellenville,New York

    It's about time!Go Rudy!

    September 26, 2007 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  6. Lee, Estherville, IA

    The voters of N.H. need to pay attention to the Fire Fighters. They're 100% right about the weasel Guiliani.

    September 26, 2007 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |

    RUDY ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    September 26, 2007 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  8. Dyinglikeflies, New York, NY

    So Guiliani has caught up to Romney in New Hampshire. The tortoise has caught up to the tortoise. If there were a "hare" in this race who could catch fire with Republican voters, this would all be more interesting, but as of now this campaign has all the excitement of watching paint dry. The only slogan any Republican has enunciated so for is "It's Us Or Hillary!" . Not much of a battle cry, that.

    September 26, 2007 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  9. Ed,Ellenville,New York

    Tom-Anaheim,You are mistaken,the image portrayed of Rudy is entirely false.I'm familiar with him as he was my mayor.If everyone in the republican party knew what I know,they'd drop him like a rock.Fortunately for america,they're kind of slow,a Rudy/Hillary contest would be a win/win for liberals.My republican friends and family would like to have their party back now.This right-wing bible thumping has got to go.So Rudy for red and Hillary for blue!

    September 26, 2007 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  10. Will - Miami, Fl

    Your quoting numbers from a poll conducted a month ago? What's that all about? This is "breaking" news?

    Good greif. I don't know why I bother coming to this site. It's as bad as Politico. A bunch of hacks that present old "news" or simply omit key details to "bend" the story to his/her viewpoint...

    Here's a prediction: Ron Paul will win the HN Republican party. Guiliani, Thompson, and Romney will place behind McCain, Huckabee, and (the winner Paul). Heck, Tancrado may place higher than those three...

    September 26, 2007 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  11. Joseph Antley, Downsville, LA

    Romney will win New Hampshire, no doubt. Romney's right about how Republicans need to start acting like Republicans, and I think the NH voters will realize he really is the candidate that will bring change.

    September 26, 2007 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  12. Travis

    Giuliani had a good month in the news. Somehow he was the chief benefactor of's ad on our General. The trend in New Hampshire, month over month, is Romney Romney Romney. If Giuliani does this well month after month, then that is something to note.

    Also, the news is very anxious for a Giuliani vs Clinton matchup. Very good for the bottom line 🙂

    September 26, 2007 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  13. chris

    Romney's campaign has been tanking for some time. He's finally being portrayed by the MSM as the flip-flopping fraud he really is.

    September 26, 2007 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  14. Allen Ridge, Maryland

    Mitt will win New Hampshire, Iowa, Michigan, and Nevada heading into February 5th primaries with all the big states. Fred's poor showing in the early states means his support will transfer most to Mitt by February 5th. Bottom line is Mitt Romney is the most qualified candidate to ever run for president. Strong outstanding person. GO Mitt!

    September 26, 2007 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  15. Ed,Ellenville,New York

    Did Mitt take off that bigotry on his website yet?Or is he proud of it?

    September 26, 2007 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  16. Jon, Sacramento ~ Ca

    "Here's a prediction: Ron Paul will win the HN Republican party. Guiliani, Thompson, and Romney will place behind McCain, Huckabee, and (the winner Paul). Heck, Tancrado may place higher than those three…"

    – – – – –

    Here's another Prediction – whether or not Ron Paul wins in New Hampshire, he will not win the Republican Nomination.

    How do I know this? Ron Paul is not a Republican. He's a libertarian who wants to shut down the FBI, CIA, Homeland Security, IRS, Department of Education, and other agencies.

    Ron Paul has as much chance of winning the nomination as does Dennis Kucinich.

    September 26, 2007 06:28 pm at 6:28 pm |


    September 26, 2007 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  18. Evan Esteves, Boca Raton, FL

    Awww the Mitt "Twits" are crying now! Don't hurt their feelings...Maybe Romney can rub his magical underpants together and pray for a victory there?

    September 26, 2007 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  19. Allen Sircy, Nashville TN

    Don't count out Ron Paul yet. The Mainstream media is going to have to acknowledge him once the 3rd quarter fundraising numbers come out. I used to think that Congressman Paul has no chance but from what I've been reading he is doing really well lately.

    You want to hear my theory? Mitt/Rudy/Fred/McCain split 60-70% of the New Hampshire vote. Ron Paul brings out the Anti-War crowd and places second or third with 20% of the vote.

    Then what happens is Ron Paul magically becomes a contender and the other four are going to beat each other up while the Anti-War, small government conservatives,and youth flock to Congressman Paul.

    Ron Paul is a long shot but he does have a shot. The other guys all sound the same and will have a hard time turning out the vote. People who are sick of the war will have no problem going to vote.

    September 26, 2007 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  20. Like-a-Spaget-butta-hate-a-Giuliani

    Giuliani is a mobbed up, ginzo, greaseball, Republican lackey.

    September 26, 2007 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  21. Dave, Novato, CA

    Posted By S. Knowes Nashu, NH

    Considering the way you explain your opinions, I would hesitate to infer someone else is dumb

    September 26, 2007 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  22. John, West Texas

    I am so sick of Giuliani and his 9/11 panhandling; he will crash in the primaries, wait and see.

    September 26, 2007 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  23. jeff s. , playa del rey, ca.

    IMO Romney is just not showing enough moxie whereas Mayor Guiliani has already shown he can take on bad guys like those windshield dudes . If it has to be another conservative, I want Rudy taking on the terrorists .

    September 26, 2007 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  24. laura- tulsa, OK

    congratulations to rudy guiliani! I think his track record of cutting taxes several times in NYC and the incredible job he did cleaning up NY both of crime and corruption are a good indication of how effective he is.

    September 26, 2007 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  25. Tom Dedham, Mass

    Did Mitt take off that bigotry on his website yet?Or is he proud of it?

    Posted By Ed,Ellenville,New York : September 26, 2007 6:05 pm

    Do explain, Ed.

    September 26, 2007 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
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