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|A new poll released Monday evening gives President Obama a significant, 15 percentage-point lead among likely voters in New Hampshire, as the gap in motivation between his supporters and backers of Republican challenger Mitt Romney closes. But both candidates continue to advertise and campaign there, indicating that they believe the Granite State's four electoral votes are still in play. The poll, conducted for Manchester-based WMUR-TV by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center, shows Obama leading Romney, 54 percent to 39 percent. Three percent of likely voters prefer another candidate, and 4 percent are undecided. Voters not registered with either party make up the plurality of New Hampshire's electorate, and the poll shows they have swung towards Obama, 54 percent to 38 percent.|
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