Hillary Clinton's Lead Over Barack Obama Dwindles in New Hampshire, Polls Show

A new poll out of New Hampshire shows Hillary Clinton losing her footing in the early voting Granite State.

The WMUR/CNN poll released Wednesday showed the New York senator's lead — which as recently as a month-and-a-half ago was at a robust 20 points — dwindling to a statistical tie with Democratic rival Barack Obama.

The poll showed Clinton with 31 percent in New Hampshire, and Obama with 30 percent.

Former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards came in with 16 percent.

Click here to see the WMUR/CNN poll.

The poll of 378 likely Democratic primary voters was taken from Dec. 6-10. The margin of error was 5 percent.

Though Clinton still retains double-digit leads over Obama in recent national polls, her lost ground in New Hampshire could be significant.

As Obama takes the lead in several polls in Iowa, which holds its caucuses Jan. 3, Clinton's campaign was hoping to use New Hampshire as a potential fallback. The state's first-in-the-nation primary is to be held Jan. 8.

But New Hampshire has become a battleground. A Rasmussen poll from Tuesday showed similar standings, only in that poll Obama was leading. Clinton earned 28 percent and Obama earned 31 percent in the survey, which interviewed 841 likely voters.

On the Republican side, the WMUR/CNN poll showed former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney leading in New Hampshire with 32 percent, followed by former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Arizona Sen. John McCain, each with 19 percent.