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Is the Surge Working?

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Bill Richardon’s camp is pushing how well he’s doing in a recent poll in New Hampshire. Did his folks overstate this as a bigger trend?

Here’s part of the Richardson release… Read down to the quote from his campaign manager about the other early states…

MANCHESTER, NH– A new CNN/WMUR poll released today shows New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson surging in New Hampshire, climbing six points to pull even with John Edwards and shrinking the gap with Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.
The momentum we are seeing in New Hampshire is happening in all of the early states,” Contarino (Dave Contarino, Richardson’s campaign manager) added.

Richardson may be moving higher in New Hampshire. I’m not seeing how the camp can make this claim about it happening in ALL of the early states. I pulled this out of the new Washington Post/ABC News poll… Look at Richardson’s numbers…

If the Democratic caucus were being held today, and the candidates were: (Hillary Clinton, John Edwards, Barack Obama, Bill Richardson, Joe Biden, Chris Dodd, Dennis Kucinich, and Mike Gravel), who would you support?NET LEANED VOTE:

The recent poll number is listed first (11/18/07) The poll from 7/31/07 is listed second.

Barack Obama 30 27
Hillary Clinton 26 26
John Edwards 22 26
Bill Richardson 11 11
Joe Biden 4 2
Dennis Kucinich 2 2
Chris Dodd 1 1
Mike Gravel * 0
Other (vol.) 1 0
None of these (vol.) * 2
Would not vote (vol.) 0 0
No opinion 3 4


  • Anonymous

    Richardson is on his way down. I thought he had a chance, but he doesn’t seem ready for the big leagues. Is he trying to be Hillary’s runningmate?

  • Anonymous

    I have a friend who went to see Richardson at his thing before the Jefferson Jackson Dinner. He was not impressed. There was no energy in the room.

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