It cannot be overstated just how important a win in New Hampshire is for Mitt Romney. He has gone all in with the so-called early primary strategy and without a win in either Iowa or New Hampshire he's toast.
The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in New Hampshire shows John McCain leading Mitt Romney by five percentage points. It’s McCain 31% Romney 26%. The survey was conducted Friday night, the night following the Iowa caucuses.
Expect Mitt to go after McCain bare knuckles in the Saturday debate as he knows better than anyone the importance of this win.