THE NEW HAMPSHIRE PRIMARY

Tuesday. The first of the primaries begins.

Okay, New Hampshire, what’s it gonna be?

How will YOU answer the question of who will win the Democratic Primary and the Republican Primary today?

You do realize you are stepping into some mighty big shoes, some impressive tracks that Iowa left behind for you to follow.

Yes.

What will it be, New Hampshire?

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LINKS:

http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section?Category=news08

http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2008/states/new.hampshire.htmlewhampshireprimary.com/

http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/01/08/nh.main/index.html

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22559361/

http://www.thenewhampshireprimary.com/

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RESULTS OF NEW HAMPSHIRE PRIMARIES:

Results

Democrats

22 pledged delegates, 8 unpledged
Candidate Vote % Delegates
Hillary Rodham Clinton 112,251 39.1% 9
Barack Obama 104,772 36.5    9
John Edwards 48,681 16.9    4
Bill Richardson 13,249 4.6    0  
Dennis J. Kucinich 3,919 1.4    0  
Joseph R. Biden Jr. 628 0.2    0  
Mike Gravel 402 0.1    0  
Christopher J. Dodd 202 0.1    0  
Others 3,218 1.1    0  

Republicans

12 pledged delegates
Candidate Vote % Delegates
John McCain 88,466 37.1% 7
Mitt Romney 75,343 31.6    4
Mike Huckabee 26,768 11.2    1
Rudolph W. Giuliani 20,395 8.5    0  
Ron Paul 18,303 7.7    0  
Fred D. Thompson 2,886 1.2    0  
Duncan Hunter 1,220 0.5    0  
Tom Tancredo 68 0.0    0  
Others 5,099 2.1    0  

Profile of the Voters

Democrats

Based on questionnaires filled out by voters across the state as they exited the polls.
% of total Clinton Obama Edwards
43% Male 29% 40% 19%
57    Female 46    34    15   
19    Voted in a primary for the first time 37    47    12   
81    Voted in a previous primary 38    33    19   
58    Candidate’s positions on the issues matters most 39    34    21   
39    Candidates’s leadership/personal qualities matters most 37    45    11   

Republicans

Based on questionnaires filled out by voters across the state as they exited the polls.
% of total McCain Romney Huckabee
23% Issue that matters most: Immigration 19% 56% 11%
24    Issue that matters most: War in Iraq 45    27    9   
30    Quality that matters most: Candidate says what he believes 53    15    10   
37    Quality that matters most: Shares my values 16    38    22   
9    Attends religious services more than once a week 24    29    34   
23    Attends religious services a few times a year 34    27    21   

Details of the Nominating Process

Democrats

January 8, 2008 Proportional primary (Open) 30 delegates at stake

District-level delegates and alternates are elected by caucus followed by a primary. Convention delegates selected at the district level are allocated in proportion to the percentage of the primary vote won by that presidential candidate in that district. Each candidate who receives at least 15 percent of the primary vote will be awarded delegates.

Republicans

January 8, 2008 Proportional primary (Open) 12 delegates at stake

Based on the presidential primary, 12 delegates are allocated proportionally to presidential candidates.

Winners of Previous Nominating Contests

Democrats

2004 John Kerry
2000 Al Gore
1992 Paul E. Tsongas
1988 Michael S. Dukakis
1984 Gary Hart

Republicans

2000 John McCain
1996 Patrick J. Buchanan
1988 George Bush

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