While the election is still seven months away, and we still don't know who will win the Democratic nomination, a new poll reinforces the fact that New Hampshire will once again be a vital swing state in the fall. A Rasmussen Reports poll released yesterday shows Senator John McCain leading both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire. With Senator McCain at the top of the ticket, Republicans in New Hampshire have a great chance to take back New Hampshire. In Victory,
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Rasmussen ReportsNew Hampshire: 2008 Presidential Election New Hampshire: McCain 46% Obama 43% Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Since wrapping up the Republican nomination, John McCain’s general election prospects have improved against Barack Obama in New Hampshire. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in the Granite States shows McCain with 46% of the vote, three points more than Obama’s 43%. McCain leads Clinton 47% to 41%.
A month ago, at the height of Obamamania, Obama led McCain here by thirteen points. However, Obama’s national numbers have fallen significantly since that time. McCain is clearly benefitting from the ongoing struggle for the Democratic nomination and the March numbers from New Hampshire reflect a trend that has been seen in state-after-state (see Colorado, Ohio, Michigan, and Pennsylvania.
In New Hampshire, McCain leads Obama by nine among men and trails by two among women. Clinton leads McCain by eight among women but trails McCain by nineteen points among men.