Monday, November 19, 2007

CNN/WMUR Poll: Giuliani Falls to Third, Paul in Fourth

CNN/WMUR/UNH has completed a new poll of Granite State Republicans. The poll shows Mitt Romney is leading the field. However, it also has Giuliani slipping to third and Ron Paul now in a solid fourth place.

Here are the results:

Romney: 33%
McCain: 18%
Giuliani: 16%
Paul: 8%
Huckabee: 5%
Thompson: 4%
Tancredo: 1%
Hunter: 1%

In an "e-briefing," Romney's national spokesman, Kevin Madden, argues that "the Giuliani campaigns abrupt decision to hit the airwaves in New Hampshire has to be seen as a push on the panic button."

Madden also wrote, "there is very little doubt that rival campaigns will view these numbers as evidence that they need to attack Governor Romney with negative advertising in an effort to try tear him down. With Governor Romney in a competitive position, other campaigns will start to show signs of desperation, taking direct aim at the governor and predictably resorting to distortions."

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