McCain Rebounds Nationally; N.H. Races Tight In Both Parties

Posted December 31, 2007 at 10:33am

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John McCain finds himself on top of the Republican field `for the first time all year in the daily national tracking poll by Rasmussen, although given the surveys four point margin of error, his lead i statistically insignificant. McCain has the support of 17 percent of Republicans compared to 16 percent for Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee and 15 percent for Rudy Giuliani. Fred Thompson is at 12 percent and Ron Paul at 7 percent. The Democratic side is less muddled, with Hillary Clinton at 42 percent, Barack Obama at 23 percent and John Edwards at 16 percent.

In New Hampshire, a poll released Sunday by the American Research Group shows Clinton ahead of Obama 34 percent to 31 percent with Edwards at 21 percent. Margin of error is 4 points. Among Republicans, McCain and Romney tied at 30 percent with Huckabee far behind at 11 percent and all others within single digits.