Gore, McCain Still Lead NH Poll with One Week to Go

By Bob Melvin | July 7, 2008 | 8:25 PM EDT

(CNSNews.com) - With one week until the New Hampshire first-in-the-nation primary, Vice President Al Gore among Democrats and Arizona Senator John McCain among Republicans continue to lead presidential candidates in the latest Zogby poll.

In the Democratic Party race, Gore holds onto an 11-point lead over former New Jersey Senator Bill Bradley. Gore's lead now is 49.5 percent to 38.5 percent with 12 percent undecided.

Gore has opened a solid lead among all registered Democrats in the state over Bradley, 50.2 percent to 35.5 percent. Gore and Bradley are tied among independent voters while Gore has the lead among moderates, libereals, en, women, union households and all age groups.

In the Republican Party race, McCain has moved back into a six-point lead over Texas Governor George W Bush, 37.4 percent to 31.4 percent. Publisher Steve Forbes remains a distant third at 10.9 percent. Former ambassador Alan Keyes, former Reagan official Gary Bauer and Senator Orrin Hatch registered in single digits with 9.4 percent of Republicans still undecided.

The new Zogby tracking survey was conducted Friday, January 21st through Sunday, January 23rd and sampled 607 likely Democratic voters and 598 likely Republican voters in the Granite State. Each sample had a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percent.

The latest Zogby poll also shows McCain now leads among all voters under 65 and is tied with Bush among those voters over 65. McCain has widened his lead among Independents to 57.9 percent to 22.5 percent over Bush. He also leads comfortably among moderates and liberals.

However, Bush leads McCain among all registered Republicans in the state, 35.1 percent to 28.9 percent, although Bush's lead here has narrowed. Bush leads McCain among conservative and very conservative voters.