Rasmussen: Obama 37% - Hillary 27% in New Hampshire

Rick Moran
The latest Rasmussen tracking poll is out and it's a shocker.

Barack Obama has taken a double digit lead over Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire:

PRESIDENT - NEW HAMPSHIRE - DEM PRIMARY
Obama 37%
Hillary 27%
Edwards 19%
Richardson 8%
Kucinich 3%
Gravel 1%

Here's the GOP breakdown:

PRESIDENT - NEW HAMPSHIRE - GOP PRIMARY
McCain 31%
Romney 26%
Paul 14%
Huckabee 11%
Giuliani 8%
Thompson 5%

(Courtesy of The Hedgehog Report)

This is the first poll taken entirely after the Iowa Caucuses.

It is likely Obama's numbers will come down slightly due to quirks in the daily tracking. But there is no doubt he has come from being down by double digits to take the lead.

And Hillary? Even if she loses in New Hampshire, she goes on. She still has plenty of cash and a huge organization. And with Obama's inexperience, I think it is likely he will make some kind of gaffe between now and Super Tuesday on February 5 which Hillary and her battle tested organization will try to take advantage.

And no one knows how going negative on Obama will play. It could very well damage him if Hillary can expose Obama as the neophyte he is - especially on foreign policy. Then again, if Obama doesn't hit back, Hillary will just be seen as being typically mean.

Tuesday in New Hampshire should be very interesting.

The latest Rasmussen tracking poll is out and it's a shocker.

Barack Obama has taken a double digit lead over Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire:

PRESIDENT - NEW HAMPSHIRE - DEM PRIMARY
Obama 37%
Hillary 27%
Edwards 19%
Richardson 8%
Kucinich 3%
Gravel 1%

Here's the GOP breakdown:

PRESIDENT - NEW HAMPSHIRE - GOP PRIMARY
McCain 31%
Romney 26%
Paul 14%
Huckabee 11%
Giuliani 8%
Thompson 5%

(Courtesy of The Hedgehog Report)

This is the first poll taken entirely after the Iowa Caucuses.

It is likely Obama's numbers will come down slightly due to quirks in the daily tracking. But there is no doubt he has come from being down by double digits to take the lead.

And Hillary? Even if she loses in New Hampshire, she goes on. She still has plenty of cash and a huge organization. And with Obama's inexperience, I think it is likely he will make some kind of gaffe between now and Super Tuesday on February 5 which Hillary and her battle tested organization will try to take advantage.

And no one knows how going negative on Obama will play. It could very well damage him if Hillary can expose Obama as the neophyte he is - especially on foreign policy. Then again, if Obama doesn't hit back, Hillary will just be seen as being typically mean.

Tuesday in New Hampshire should be very interesting.