BOSTON (AP) _ Two new polls suggest George W. Bush is holding steady or even increasing his advantage in New Hampshire over his chief rival in the Republican presidential race, Arizona Sen. John McCain.

Bush, the Texas governor, has a clear lead in one poll and an apparent lead in another.

A Boston Globe and WBZ-TV poll of 400 likely voters in the Republican primary found 45 percent support Bush, compared to 31 percent for McCain.

All the other candidates combined _ publisher Steve Forbes, former United Nations Ambassador Alan Keyes, conservative activist Gary Bauer and Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch _ drew only 11 percent. The margin of error was plus or minus 5 percentage points.

A Concord Monitor poll also released today found Bush leading McCain 41 percent to 36 percent among 387 likely Republican voters. The other candidates drew a total of 13 percent. The margin of error was plus or minus 4 percentage points.

Among Democrats, the Monitor poll found Vice President Al Gore running neck-and-neck with former New Jersey Sen. Bill Bradley, 45 percent to 43 percent.