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McCain tipped to take New Hampshire primary

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McCain tipped to take New Hampshire primary


The Mac is back the polls would have us believe.

The latest surveys show Senator John McCain is leading the Republican pack in the race to win the New Hampshire primary – a big reversal of fortunes after he finished fourth in Iowa last week.

He is tipped to take the state with 32 percent of the vote. The former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney is five points behind with surprise Iowa winner Mick Huckabee trailing in third.

While the rest of the Republican candidates have been making a final push for votes, the nationwide front-runner, Rudy Giuliani, has been keeping a low profile, prefering instead to focus on the larger states later on.

However some analysts say that is a mistake as he should be building up momentum now.

As for the Democrats, Barack Obama is still well ahead of his main rivals, John Edwards and Hilary Clinton.

Defeat in New Hampshire for the former first lady wouldn’t be the end but it could be a serious blow to her hopes of becoming the party’s presidential candidate.

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