Rudy, Mitt in Dead Heat in NH

Giuliani Catches Romney in run up to New Hampshire primary
By Colleen Barry,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 27, 2007 4:37 AM CDT
Rudy, Mitt in Dead Heat in NH
Republican presidential hopefuls, from left, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, and Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., pose on stage before the Republican presidential debate Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2007, at theUniversity of New Hampshire campus in Durham, N.H. (AP...   (Associated Press)

Mitt Romney's early lead in the GOP race for New Hampshire has evaporated; Rudy Giuliani is now in a dead heat with the former Massachusetts governor in a new CNN-University of New Hampshire poll. Though Giuliani has been the nationwide frontrunner, Romney had a 14-point lead in NH in July. Now, 25% of likely Granite State voters  say they're planning to pick Romney,  24% Giuliani.

Sen. John McCain, meanwhile, seems to be making a resurgence, picking up 6 points since July to come in third. He leads Fred Thompson, who's at 13%. Thompson wasn't an official candidate in July, but his announcement earlier this month that he was entering the race didn't affect his poll numbers at all. The other five candidates combined for a mere 8%. (More New Hampshire stories.)

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