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The battle for New Hampshire

A CNN/WMUR New Hampshire poll shows Clinton with a 34%-30% lead over Obama. Edwards has 17%. On the GOP side, the poll has Romney and McCain tied in New Hampshire at 29%. Giuliani is third with 12%; Huckabee has 10%; Paul comes in fifth at 7%.

The Concord Monitor: Despite criticism from the chairmen of both state parties, WMUR is sticking with its debate criteria -- finish in the top four in Iowa's caucuses or have rated above 5% in one of the latest four national or New Hampshire opinion polls. And NH GOP chair Fergus Cullen "hadn't heard any news about a change in format" in the Fox debate.
 
Union Leader publisher Joe McQuaid says it is "a perversion of the New Hampshire primary process to have serious, if longshot, contenders excluded from this possibly significant TV exposure."