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Results: Clinton, McCain bids energized in New Hampshire
  • Sens. Hillary Clinton and John McCain get much-needed boosts from first-in-the-nation primaries
  • Clinton, coming off a disappointing third-place finish in Iowa, rebounded to first place, overcoming rival Sen. Barack Obama in the state's Democratic primary
  • Women and older voters helped hand Clinton the Democratic win, according to exit polls
  • On the Republican side, McCain easily won his party's primary over second-place finisher Mitt Romney
  • The results are a resurgence for McCain, the Arizona senator whose campaign was all but written off this summer
  • Full New Hampshire Results | Democratic Scorecard | Republican Scorecard
Latest State Poll of Polls
Post-Iowa average of Democratic polling:
Obama
37%
Clinton
30%
Edwards
19%
Post-Iowa average of Republican polling:
McCain
32%
Romney
28%
Huckabee
13%
Giuliani
9%
Paul
7%
Democratic poll of polls is based on eight polls conducted entirely after the Iowa caucuses. Republican poll of polls is based on seven polls conducted entirely after the Iowa caucuses.
Demographics

1,235,786
Population
96.0%
White
0.7%
Black
0.2%
American Indian/
Alaska Native
1.3%
Asian
0.0%
Native Hawaiian/
Pacific Islander
1.1%
Mixed Race
0.6%
Other Race
$49,467
Median Household Income
6.5%
Percentage Income in Poverty, 1999
12.0%
Percentage Age 65 and Up
28.7%
Percentage with College Degree
1.7%
Percentage Hispanic
3.5%
Unemployment Rate as of 11/2006
The Associated Press
Past General Elections
2004 Kerry (D) 50.4% Bush (R) 49.0%
2000 Bush (R) 48.1% Gore (D) 46.8%
1996 Clinton (D) 49.3% Dole (R) 39.4%
1992 Clinton (D) 38.9% Bush (R) 37.6%
1988 Bush (R) 62.4% Dukakis (D) 36.3%
1984 Reagan (R) 68.6% Mondale (D) 30.9%
1980 Reagan (R) 57.7% Carter (D) 28.4%
1976 Ford (R) 54.7% Carter (D) 43.5%
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Past Highlights
DEMOCRATS
1992: Bill Clinton's second-place finish makes him the "Comeback Kid"
1984: Gary Hart wins New Hampshire, delivers setback to Walter Mondale
1972: Ed Muskie denounces attacks against wife, appears to cry. Campaign never recovers.
REPUBLICANS
2000: John McCain scores upset over George W. Bush by almost 20 points
1964: Surprise write-in candidate Henry Cabot Lodge defeats Goldwater, Rockefeller
1952: Gen. Dwight Eisenhower wins primary while remaining at Paris military post
Primary Process
Eligible voters in both the Democratic and Republican parties will go to the polls on primary day, set for January 8, 2008, and cast ballots in their respective contests. Each party will use its own formula to determine how to allocate delegates to their national conventions based on the outcome of the vote.
Current Government
Governor: John Lynch (D) re-election 2008
Senator: John Sununu (R) re-election 2008
Senator: Judd Gregg (R) re-election 2010
U.S. House delegation: 2 Democrats
State Senate: 14 Democrats, 10 Republicans
State Assembly: 239 Democrats, 161 Republicans
State Capital: Concord
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