John McCain has pulled ahead of the other Republican contenders in New Hampshire, according to this poll conducted Dec. 27-31. McCain gained 12 points since a month ago in the same survey to lead Mitt Romney 31%-25%. Romney had led in the December Suffolk poll 31%-19% over McCain. Rudy Giuliani is third with 14%, a three-point drop from 17%. Mike Huckabee, who never had any traction in New Hampshire, is at 9 percent.
A month ago, Hillary Clinton led Barack Obama by 7 points but now the poll shows her with a 36 percent to 22 percent lead. Apparently, Clinton has peeled away some of those undecideds from a month ago as that number dropped from 19% to just 12% this month. John Edwards comes in third with 14 percent.
The margin of error is 5.65%