Obama Leads; Clinton, Edwards Vow to Persevere

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With the New Hampshire primary a day away, Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama is edging out Hillary Clinton. A USA Today-Gallup poll taken over the weekend has her trailing Barack Obama by 13 points.

Obama's surprising victory in Iowa dealt a blow to the other leading candidates, but they have pledged to press onward. Clinton has the money to keep going, at least until the Feb. 5 primaries. John Edwards, whose pockets aren't as deep, has said he expects to continue through the Democratic convention.

For her part, Clinton has shown signs that she is taking firmer control of her campaign from the number of aides and advisers who have guided her effort so far.

But the Obama victory has given him a fresh sense of possibility. And now voters in other states are saying that they are taking a closer look at Obama, who has won support by spreading his message of change — a message that other candidates are now incorporating into their speeches.



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