Trump and Sanders win New Hampshire presidential primaries
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – February 9, 5:00 p.m. – Republican Representative Donald Trump and Democratic Representative Bernie Sanders won the New Hampshire’s presidential primaries.
Republican Representative John Kasich was the talk of the night, coming in at a surprising second, finishing with 15.8% of the votes and three of the delegates. Ted Cruz edged out Jeb Bush for third, each got two of the New Hampshire delegates, but Cruz received 11.7% of the votes while Bush received 11.1%.
February 9, 7:44 a.m. – New Hampshire is first up in the 2016 Presidential Election primaries and polls are suggesting that the Granite State could deliver early boosts to a pair of outsider candidates Tuesday.
Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders were the big two underdogs hoping for a momentous win in the polls, which opened at 8 a.m. ET, though a trickle of voters made it to the polls in the traditional curtain raiser of Dixville Notch not far from the Canadian border just after midnight.
In that snow-bound hamlet, Ohio Gov.John Kasich bested Trump 3-2 among Republicans, while Sanders claimed all four votes among Democrats, according to CNN. Tuesday’s primary follows last week’s Iowa caucuses where Texas Sen. Ted Cruz had a clear win and Democrat Hillary Clinton barely edged out Sanders.
Democrats are waiting to assess the magnitude of Sanders’ expected victory over Clinton in New Hampshire, which could offer the anti-Wall Street crusader a boost heading into less hospitable territory in southern states.
The latest CNN/WMUR daily tracking poll on Monday showed Sanders with a 26-point lead over Clinton. On the Republican side, Trump maintained the lead he has held for months, 31% to next-best Florida Sen. Rubio with 17%.
Three-quarters of the polling was completed before Saturday’s debate, so it was unclear whether Rubio had been hurt by his rocky performance. Among other candidates, Cruz was third with 14%, ahead of Ohio Gov. John Kasich at 10% and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush at 7%. Christie received 4%, according to CNN’s tracking poll.
The survey has a margin of error of plus or minus 5.2 percentage points. The high number of undecided voters could make this a very fluid race.