CONTACT -- One thing likely Republican voters in New Hampshire and Iowa have in common is ringing telephones. Majorities in both states -- 54 percent in New Hampshire, 58 percent in Iowa -- say they've received phone calls from one or more of the campaigns. Similar numbers (15 and 19 percent, respectively) also say they've personally met one or more of the Republican candidates.
Republican campaign events, however, have been somewhat better attended in Iowa, 29 percent vs. 17 percent. The smaller pool of likely caucus attendees in Iowa likely is one reason. Another, perhaps, could be the weather: It was a brisk 35 degrees in Des Moines yesterday afternoon, but a downright chilly 24 in New Hampshire's capital, Concord.
METHODOLOGY -- This ABC News/Washington Post poll was conducted by telephone Nov. 29-Dec. 3, 2007, among a random sample of 488 New Hampshire adults likely to vote in the 2008 Republican primary. The results have a 4.5-point error margin. Sampling, data collection and tabulation by TNS of Horsham, Pa.