New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation primary takes place today. Republicans, Democrats and undeclared voters will step into voting booths for the first time in the 2016 presidential election season. Votes may have been cast last week in Iowa, but this will be the first primary. Starting later this afternoon, I’ll be live-blogging the event, periodically updating this page with news and reactions throughout the evening. For your reading pleasure, while you’re waiting for the first results to start coming it, here is a New Hampshire Primary primer with interesting articles, polls, and other items to get you up to speed.
- Latest New Hampshire Primary Polls
- New Hampshire Primary predictions
- What will it take to win the expectations game in New Hampshire
- Five things to know about the New Hampshire Primary
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Live-blogging the New Hampshire Primary
Update (7:10pm EST): More exit polling data:
- Clinton leads 88% – 12% among Democrats who favor experience as their most important measure.
- Only 23% of New Hampshire Republican voters claim to be evangelical Christians. In Iowa, that number was 62%.
- Young DEM voters support Sanders 83-16, but seniors back Clinton 58-41.
- 65% of Democrats say they would be satisfied with Clinton as the nominee. Sanders would be acceptable by 78%.
- 60% of Republicans believe candidate’s position on issues is more important than personal qualities.
- Honest and Trustworthy was most important issue to Democratic voters and 93% of them favored Sanders.
- Republicans are split evenly between those who want government experience and those who want an outsider – this could be good for John Kasich.
- 92% of Republicans say they are worried about another terrorist attack. Only 69% of Democrats feel the same.
Update (6:20pm EST): In a little less than a hour, polls across New Nampshire will close. Reports that I’ve heard indicate a high turnout.Update (2:00pm EST): Polls opened this morning in New Hampshire at 6:00am (in general) and will close at 7:00pm. At least three communities, Dixville Notch, Millfield and Hart’s Location finished voting shortly after midnight. They famously compete for the “first-to-vote” honor each primary and general election. The vote tallies from these locations produced a three-way tie on the Republican side (Kasich, Trump and Cruz all have 9 votes) and Sanders nearly doubled-up Clinton 17-9. On the weather front, a snow storm came through yesterday causing some schools to close. Most of the snow was supposed to stay in the southeastern part of the state. I don’t expect it to have much impact on the voting. Be sure to come back here for updates and commentary throughout the evening. It will be exciting to watch the returns come in, and you’ll want to stay tuned to Election Projection for frequent reactions and real-time status on who is performing well and who might see their campaigns come to an end.
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