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abcnews.go.com — A new statewide survey in New Hampshire shows a Democratic contest that has a clear front-runner and a Republican race that doesn't.

Hillary Rodham Clinton holds a 21-percentage point lead over Democratic rival Barack Obama.

But among Republicans, Mitt Romney has an edge that seems increasingly precarious, while Arizona Sen. John McCain has rebounded to a strong third. Romney was backed by 26% of likely primary voters in the Marist Poll, followed by former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani at 20% and McCain at 17%. Former Tennessee senator Fred Thompson had 10%.

McCain's support was the most firmly committed of the GOP rivals while Romney's was the softest. More than half of McCain's backers said they strongly supported him, compared with just over a third of Romney's supporters.

Among Democrats, Clinton was at 41%, Obama at 20% and former North Carolina senator John Edwards at 11%.

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Putting aside your favorite candidate, whose Policies in the Republican Party stand the best chance against Hillary Clinton?
Sam Brownback
0.5%
Rudy Giuliani
13%
Mike Huckabee
3.2%
Duncan Hunter
0.3%
John McCain
4%
Ron Paul
61%
Mitt Romney
11%
Tom Tancredo
0.2%
Fred Thompson
3.2%
None
4%
This is not a scientific survey, click here to learn more. Results may not total 100% due to rounding and voting descrepencies.
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Posted 2563 days ago
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1. Ron Paul, but he's not really that viable. 2. Mitt Romeny, he's both viable and has good policies.
Posted 2563 days ago
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Based on policies (as you say), Tancredo should be institutionalized
Posted 2562 days ago
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Mike Huckabee is the only candidate who has the fortitude and conviction to defeat Hillary in the election.
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