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Title: Obama, McCain statistically tied in New Hampshire
Post by: Caitlin Cone-Hoskins on July 22, 2008, 12:04:15 pm
July 21, 2008
Obama, McCain statistically tied in New Hampshire
Posted: 08:01 PM ET

From CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney
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New Hampshire will again be a battleground state.
 
(CNN) Barack Obama and John McCain are statistically tied in New Hampshire, the state known for its perennial political role that is again expected to be a key battleground in the race for the White House.
According to a new poll conducted by the University of New Hampshire, Obama holds a narrow 3 point lead over McCain, 46 percent to 43 percent, with 8 percent remaining undecided. That marks a clear departure from a similar poll conducted there in April that showed McCain with a 6 point lead among Granite State voters.
New Hampshire is only worth 4 electoral votes, but its famously independent voting electorate has repeatedly rendered the state a tossup at the presidential level: it voted for John Kerry by 1 percentage point in 2004 and for George Bush by 3 points in 2000.
Check out CNN's Electoral Map
The state has already played a vital role in the 2008 presidential process John McCain's come-from-behind victory there is largely credited with salvaging the Arizona senator's White House hopes while Hillary Clinton's surprising win set the stage for the prolonged Democratic primary. Clinton and Obama later held their first public show of support in Unity, New Hampshire a town where the two candidates exactly tied.
Watch: A look back at New Hampshire
The poll, conducted on July 11-20, surveyed 519 voters and carries a margin of error of plus or minus 4.3 percentage points.
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Title: Re: Obama, McCain statistically tied in New Hampshire
Post by: unknown on July 22, 2008, 05:15:32 pm
Hi Caitlin

Holy &#*#^# that's bad news...


Title: Re: Obama, McCain statistically tied in New Hampshire
Post by: Kristina on July 22, 2008, 08:31:17 pm
Actually, that is a pretty good sign.  New Hampshire typically votes Republican and is filled with an older, almost completely white electorate. An argument can be made that they are also a bit racist up there - they were the last state in the union to ratify MLK's birthday.

The fact that Obama is ahead up there, even if it is only by three points bodes well.


Title: Re: Obama, McCain statistically tied in New Hampshire
Post by: Volitzer on July 23, 2008, 02:28:56 am
If you think they aren't fed up with Globalism and that both candidates are even liked ??


Title: Re: Obama, McCain statistically tied in New Hampshire
Post by: Caitlin Cone-Hoskins on July 23, 2008, 11:11:32 am
Hi Caitlin

Holy &#*#^# that's bad news...

Nahhhhh!  I am surprised he even has a lead there!  That shows how bad things are going for the Repugs.