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Election 2008: Richardson Leads Romney 42% to 34%

New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, who now ranks fourth in his long-shot bid for the Democratic nomination, leads former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney (R) in a general election match-up, 42% to 34%. Romney is fourth in the polls for the Republican nomination. Romney is more competitive among males (40% to 40%) and whites (37% to Richardson's 40%). Unaffiliated voters are reluctant to name either man; among them, the candidates are tied 30% to 30%. With a first-quarter haul of $23 million, the Romney campaign's fundraising effort has far outpaced that of the Richardson campaign.

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