"No clear GOP leader seen in N.H. poll" by Lisa Wangsness/Boston Globe September 27, 2007
Mitt Romney's lead in New Hampshire has evaporated, according to a CNN/WMUR poll released yesterday.
Among likely Republican primary voters, Romney's support has dropped 10 percentage points, from 33 percent in July to 23 percent now. Rudy Giuliani rose to 22 percent, from 18 percent in July, and John McCain to 17 percent from 12 percent.
Fred Thompson, who officially joined the race earlier this month, barely moved: The poll shows him at 12 percent, compared with 13 percent in July. The sampling error of the poll, conducted Sept. 17-24, was plus or minus 5.4 percentage points.
"There is absolutely no clear front-runner in this race," Andy Smith, director of the University of New Hampshire Survey Center, which conducted the poll, told WMUR.
In the survey, 66 percent of respondents said they were still trying to decide whom to vote for, while only 13 percent said they had definitely decided.
[So the #s they are drawing off are ONLY 13% of the people they are talking to?
While Giuliani was seen as the most likeable candidate and the one with the best chance of defeating the Democratic nominee, McCain drew the most support for having the "right experience" to be president.
[NO WAY!!!!!! These gotta be SHIT POLLS!!
They fucking MAKE 'EM UP, don't they, reader?]
Meanwhile, Romney's attempts to portray himself as the candidate who represents change in Washington - the main emphasis of his recent TV ads and a key speech in Michigan last weekend - appears to be sinking in. Twenty-five percent said Romney was the candidate who could "bring needed change."
[Where is Ron Paul, Globe?
And the winner on election night!