BOSTON GLOBE’S PRIMARY INTELLIGENCE
By James Pindell
Anew New Hampshire poll out this afternoon by Suffolk University for WHDH Channel 7 in Boston shows Hillary Clinton still with a double digit lead over Barack Obama, but does not show a recent drop in numbers for Rudy Giuliani that a recent CNN/WMUR showed last week.
And Fred Thompson at 2 percent? Wow.
Here is the breakout on the ballot test:
Mitt Romney 34
Rudy Giuliani 20
John McCain 13
Ron Paul 8
Mike Huckabee 7
Fred Thompson 2
all others 1
Hillary Clinton 34
Barack Obama 22
John Edwards 15
Bill Richardson 9
all others 3 or below
-The poll also found that Republicans most trust Mitt Romney to drive their children to school the most, while Democrats would choose Clinton (no one wanted Mike Gravel).
- A plurality of voters (49 percent) believe Obama is experienced enough to be president instead of saying he wasn't or they weren't sure.
-Regardless of who they liked Democrats said they believed Clinton would be the next president and Republicans said it would be Mitt Romney over all other candidates.
-Wording of the poll misspells the name of former Governor Jeanne Shaheen, who is running for the US Senate.
-81 percent said Bill Clinton was an asset to Hillary Clinton
-76 percent of respondents said New Hampshire will still have the first-in-the-nation presidential primary in 2012.
Posted by James Pindell