Don't count the grumpy, old geezer out just yet:
WASHINGTON -- Arizona Sen. John McCain has surged in New Hampshire in the past month and is now tied with former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in the state race for the Republican presidential nomination, a poll showed on Thursday.
The survey by the American Research Group found McCain, a strong backer of President George W. Bush's Iraq war strategy, had 26 percent support, up from 11 percent in a poll in late November.
He was tied with Romney, who had dropped 10 percentage points since the last survey.
New Hampshire is one of the hotly contested early primaries in the state-by-state process to pick the Democratic and Republican candidates who will face off in the November 4, 2008, presidential election.
Just three weeks before the January 8 vote, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani dropped to 16 percent from 22 percent, according to the poll of 600 likely Republican primary voters living in New Hampshire.