If Hillary can keep the gap in single figures she claim to be the “comeback kid”
As we saw after last week’s Iowa caucuses this stage in the White House race everything is all about expectations. So although Cruz won last week all the attention went on Rubio who did a fair bit better than expected.
Trump, quite remarkably, has led led in every single New Hampshire poll Â since June – all Â 75 of them. He went into today’s New Hampshire primary with a 17% RCP polling average lead and needs a clear victory that reflects the perception that he’s the front runner. If by any chance he doesn’tÂ make it people would question his ongoing national poll leads as well as the mountain of surveys from other states. Â At least in Iowa last week he hadn’t been the leader in the polls.
Likewise Socialist 74 year old, Bernie Sanders, has to have an emphatic victory. He’s gone for a total of 40 polls all showing him in the lead and the Real Clear Politics Average currently has him 13.65 ahead. If Hillary comes in with the gap in single figures then her team will be claiming some sort of victory.
One factor about Sanders is that he’s a senator from Vermont and New Hampshire has a record of giving good support to contenders from neighbouring states.
If you are staying up have a good evening. Â If it is not as clear cut as the polls we could have an exciting few hours.