Daily Revolt

October 14, 2007

Clinton, Romney Lead in New Hampshire

Its starting to look like these two candidates will be the nominees of their respective parties. In the case of Hillary, it is an overwhelming steamroll over the other candidates. She is ahead or near the top in Iowa and ahead in New Hampshire. If she wins both, or even comes close to winning Iowa or NH, its over. There would have to be some kind of catastrophe for her to lose the nomination. Apparently the Clinton campaign machine is that powerful.

As for Romney, he is ahead in Iowa and New Hampshire. If he wins both, he will also be a shoe-in to win the nomination, regardless of his low national numbers. Kerry had similar low national numbers in 2003-2004 presidential election cycle. He has the money and the traditional looks that usually rule politics.

Who wins the presidency is another question. Hillary, a Democrat, and polls show, she should win. Then again with her negatives, and her enemies, it will be very interesting. It ain't over yet:
Senator Hillary Clinton leads among Democratic voters in New Hampshire, the state that traditionally holds the first U.S. presidential primaries, while Mitt Romney holds a narrow edge over his Republican rivals, a new poll shows.

Clinton, of New York, is backed by 41 percent of likely voters, compared with 20 percent for second-place Senator Barack Obama of Illinois, according to a poll by the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion. Former Senator John Edwards is in third place with 11 percent.

In the Republican race, former Massachusetts Governor Romney has support from 26 percent of Republicans likely to vote in the primary. That compares with 20 percent for his nearest competitor, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani. Senator John McCain of Arizona has 17 percent and former Senator Fred Thompson 10 percent.

Update: Right after posting this article, just heard panelists on Chris Matthews agree with my conclusion about Iowa and NH dual victory.

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