Daily Tracking Poll Summary: Kerry first, Dean second


MANCHESTER, NH - John Kerry led Howard Dean by 18% in the latest New Hampshire tracking poll of likely Democratic voters taken January 26. The one day tracking survey of 401 respondents gave Kerry the lead with 37% followed by Dean at 19%, while Wesley Clark, John Edwards, and Joe Lieberman all tied with 8%. The survey has an error rate of +/- 4.90%

"It's a blanket finish for show," said David Paleologos, political pollster and Director of the Suffolk University Political Research Center. "Call it the Granite state's version of crazy eights."

The following is the top down percentage results of the one day average (401) with a +/- of 4.90% at a 95% confidence level (taken Monday night, January 26th.):

  • John Kerry 37%
  • Howard Dean 19%
  • Wesley Clark 8%
  • John Edwards 8%
  • Joe Lieberman 8%
  • Dennis Kucinich 0%
  • Al Sharpton 0%
  • All Others 0%
  • Undecided/REF 20%

The survey results will be broadcast on WHDH-TV and are posted on both the Suffolk University website (www.suffolk.edu) and the WHDH-TV website (www.whdh.com). For more detailed information, David Paleologos can be reached at 781-290-9310.

The Suffolk University website contains the latest polling numbers including marginals, cross-tabulation analysis, charts, candidate strengths, summary, and archived polls.

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