The latest news on New Hampshire
Mitt Romney, as he did in Iowa, has taken the prize for most candidate television spots run in New Hampshire during the first four days of the new year--7,247 in the three media markets that the Nielsen Co. had monitored going into tomorrow's primary.
For months, those paying close attention to the presidential race have speculated about what role the Internet will play in this election, with the biggest question being whether online popularity will translate into victories at the polls.
On the eve of the primary, polls show the trend lines in both parties.
A new USA Today/Gallup poll shows Barack Obama opening up a double-digit lead over Hillary Clinton in the New Hampshire Democratic primary. Obama was the pick of 41 percent of voters surveyed while Clinton was named by 28 percent and John Edwards by 19 percent. In the GOP poll, John McCain led Mitt Romney by four points.
Barack Obama and Mike Huckabee may owe a debt to young people for their victories in last night's Iowa caucuses. Youth voter turnout tripled from 2004, with 65,000 people ages 17 through 29 turning out for the caucuses.
On a night of raucous caucusing in Iowa, Democrats rolled the dice and delivered a larger-than-expected, if not shocking, 8-point win for Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois. Obama won with nearly 38 percent of the vote, easily beating out former Sen. John Edwards and Sen. Hillary Clinton, who came in second and third respectively, with 30 and 29 percent of the vote.
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A new USA Today/Gallup Poll out today shows Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama in a statistical tie in New Hampshire. Both candidates were the picks of 32 percent of voters surveyed; John Edwards came in a distant third, at 18 percent. On the Republican side, John McCain is slowly chipping away at Mitt Romney's lead: Romney now leads McCain by only 7 points, 34 to 27 percent.
Unaffiliated voters can take either party's ballot
Independents—a huge factor in the Granite State—have been key to the success of both senators.