The New Hampshire Post Primary Recap


Gage Skidmore

Marco Rubio speaks in Peoria, AZ.

NEW HAMPSHIRE, USA —- On February 10th, New Hampshire opened its polls for the primary election. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders defeated former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, in a landslide. Sanders received 60% of the vote while Clinton received 38%.

According to NPR, Hillary Clinton seems to be losing the support of women voters, specifically younger women.

“Many have described a disconnect between generations as one of the reasons Clinton, who would be the first female president, does not have a monopoly on female voter,” writes Jessica Taylor of NPR.

Donald Trump swept the primary and received a higher percentage of the vote (35.8%) than the next two candidates combined. Ohio Governor John Kasich, who finished 8th in the Iowa Caucus on February 1, earned a 2nd place finish with 15.8% of the vote Senator Ted Cruz ended up with 11.7%.

John Kasich earned a second place finish in the New Hampshire Primary.
John Kasich earned a second place finish in the New Hampshire Primary.

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush, and Senator Marco Rubio finished within a.4% of each other, with 11% and 10.6%, respectively.

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Carly Fiorina, former Hewlett-Packard chief executive, both dropped out of the presidential race after the New Hampshire Primary.

“A dismal showing in New Hampshire is a blow for the governor who had hoped to ride a wave of momentum after a strong performance in Saturday’s GOP debate held in Manchester,” wrote Clare Foran of The Atlantic. Christie criticized Marco Rubio for his inexperience and for reciting a “memorized 25-second speech.”

“You have not been involved in a consequential decision where you had to be held accountable,” claimed Governor Christie. “That’s what Washington D.C. does: the drive-by shot at the beginning with incorrect and incomplete information and the memorized 25-second speech,” he added.

“Let’s dispel once and for all with this fiction that Barack Obama doesn’t know what he is doing. He knows exactly what he’s doing,” Rubio repeated.

Hillary Clinton's campaign logo.
Hillary Clinton’s campaign logo.

According to the latest poll, Trump leads in South Carolina with 35% versus Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz each with 18%. Ohio Governor John Kasich is carrying 10% of the support and former Florida governor Jeb Bush and Dr. Ben Carson are tied at 7%. The State published this data on February 15.

According to The State, “Clinton still holds a double-digit lead — 55-34 — over U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, according to a separate poll of 525 likely Democratic primary voters.”

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