Voters ponder over Clinton before N.H. primary

Westchester and Hudson Valley paid close attention Sunday to candidates on the campaign trail ahead of Tuesday's New Hampshire primary.

The Republican and Democratic candidates participated in debates Saturday night. Chappaqua resident Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) told supporters she's "not just running on the promise of change," but that she's "running on 35 years of change."

A CNN/WMUR-TV poll shows Clinton and Obama are now tied at 33 percent in New Hampshire; Clinton was ahead prior to Obama's win in the Iowa caucuses. Former Sen. John Edwards (D-N.C.) is trailing at 20 percent in the poll.

Obama also got a boost when Basketball Hall of Fame player and former Sen. Bill Bradley (D-N.J.) endorsed him Sunday.

Some back in New York believe it's now or never for Clinton. "I think she has an uphill battle right now," said Chappaqua resident Lyn McMahon. "It's certainly not the clear open field she had before. She really has to address some key issues."

Meanwhile, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) leads former Republican Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney by 6 percent in the poll.

AP wire reports contributed to this story.

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