In what appears to be a move helped in part by her strong showing in Sunday's debate Hillary Clinton has taken a commanding lead in the New Hampshire polls, as demonstrated by the Pierce/WBZ poll results released today (pdf). The poll was taken yesterday, one day after the debate.
Here are the tallies for the June 4, 2007 poll, with the March 13, 2007 results for comparison purposes.
- Clinton 38% (was 32%)
- Obama 16% (was 25%)
- Edwards 13% (was 16%)
- Gore 8% (was 10%)
- Richardson 8% (was 3%)
- Kucinich 2% (was 2%)
- Biden 4% (was 1%)
- Clark 1% (was 1%)
- Dodd 1% (was less than 0.5%)
- Undecided 10% (was 9%)
The poll was based on phone interviews with 424 "likely Democratic Presidential Primary voters." The maximum margin of sampling error is 4.8%.
New Hampshire could clinch the nomination for Clinton. Chris Powers at MyDD has more:
Considering the situation in Iowa and among true leaners who are basically undecided, New Hampshire remains the strategic lynchpin in Hillary Clinton's advantage for the Democratic nomination. While some cracks are showing in her advantage nationwide (particularly in Iowa, South Carolina and in terms of fundraising), as long as she holds a comfortable advantage in New Hampshire, she keeps the inside track on the nomination.
Chris' "nomination at a glance" chart is linked here.
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