A surge of support from women voters and a record-breaking turnout propelled Hillary Clinton’s late rally that derailed Barack Obama in yesterday’s New Hampshire Democratic primary.
Meanwhile, John McCain rocketed to a comeback triumph in the Republican primary over Mitt Romney with help from voters who admire his straight talk and say he is most qualified to be commander-in-chief.
With turnout shattering records, exit polls yesterday indicated that independents made up 43 percent of the Democratic turnout and broke for Obama over Clinton. But among registered Democrats, Clinton was the clear-cut favorite.
Eight years ago, in what was then a historic overall turnout, New Hampshire independents accounted for 30 percent of the Democratic primary electorate.
NH is an odd place, so this really is not a good inditator of where the American voters stand. I mean loo at who voted fro McCain. Republicans that describe themselves as “Moderate or Liberal”!!! How can you be a Republican and a Liberal?
McCain beat Romney among GOP voters who described themselves as moderates and liberals, and among both registered Republicans and independents, who made up 34 percent of the Republican turnout. Romney led among self-described conservatives.
Let’s not forget Independents get to vote in the primaries in NH. Things are moving so fast we are just going to have to sit back and wait and see.
As for Hillary, well, she cried; sorta…