Tagged: new hampshire primary

Down to the only poll that counts in New Hampshire

Countless polls have been taken. Millions of words have been written and spoken. But here in New Hampshire, we’re about to get the last word from the only poll that really counts. We went out on the street to polling places to talk to voters in Manchester. The video is a...

So why is New Hampshire first?

Why is New Hampshire the first state every year to hold a presidential primary? One answer is because it’s state law. By statute, New Hampshire is required to set a date that pre-dates every other state primary. If some state sets an earlier date, New Hampshire by law must move its...

Where are the Republican protesters?

I’m struck by the fact that at every GOP candidate appearance that I’ve ever covered, going back to the New Hampshire Primary of 2008, there have been protesters outside. No GOP event is truly complete without them. Yesterday, at the Hudson, NH town hall for Marco Rubio, this group was waiting...

Marco Rubio upbeat at town hall after rough debate performance

It is generally agreed that Sen. Marco Rubio was manhandled by Gov. Chris Christie at Saturday night’s GOP debate. Rubio came into New Hampshire with a lot of momentum that may have all been forfeited by his walking into the traps that Christie kept laying for him. Nevertheless, Rubio was...

Is Hillary rattled?

Memories of 2008 have to he haunting Hillary Clinton here in New Hampshire. Before the 2008 presidential primary season, Mrs. Clinton was widely regarded as the prohibitive favorite to win the Democratic Party nomination. Those expectations began to unravel at the 2008 Iowa Caucuses, where she managed only a third...