So far (i.e., Monday, 6.4.07 at 5:56 am Los Angeles time), 36% of the respondents on a Drudge Report poll are claiming that Barack Obama was the easy winner in last night’s Democratic candidate debate in New Hampshire. New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson is second at 15%, and Hilary Clinton has a 13% rating. I don’t know what kind of political-philosophical leanings Drudge Report readers have, but it’s significant that Obama, who is always ranked second-place (behind Clinton) in general political opinion polls, has come out so far ahead in this instance.