Two new polls solidify the state of the races in the first two states that will choose the next president.
In Iowa, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are neck-and-neck among Democrats likely to attend the Jan. 3 caucuses, according to a Washington Post/ABC News poll published today. Obama leads with 33 percent, Clinton has 29 percent, and John Edwards is within striking distance at 20 percent. Obama's edge is within the 4-percentage-point margin of error for the poll, which was conducted Thursday through Monday.
In New Hampshire, Clinton continues to hold off Obama, according to a CNN/WMUR survey released today. Clinton, who was endorsed today by the Foster's Daily Democrat newspaper, has the support of 38 percent of likely voters in the Jan. 8 Democratic primary, compared to 26 percent for Obama and 14 percent for Edwards. That poll was also conducted Thursday through Monday and has a margin of error of plus or minus 5 percentage points.
On the Republican side in New Hampshire, Mitt Romney remains ahead with 34 percent support, but John McCain has passed Rudy Giuliani for second place with 22 percent, compared to Giuliani's 16 percent. Mike Huckabee, who is leading Romney in polls in Iowa, is at 10 percent.