Tuesday, January 08, 2008

The polls were wrong, the pundits were wrong

According to NBC, the Associated Press, CNN, and NPR, Hillary Clinton has won the New Hampshire Democratic primary. The AP announcement (via Talking Points Memo):
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton won New Hampshire's Democratic primary Tuesday night in a startling upset, defeating Sen. Barack Obama and resurrecting her bid for White House.
And here are the figures with 65% of the votes counted:

last updated: 10:35 p.m. ET
Democrats (65% reporting) Republicans (61% reporting)
candidate votes
percentage
candidate votes percentage
Clinton 67,828
39% Giuliani 11,924
9%
Edwards 29,126
17% Huckabee 15,872
11%
Kucinich 2,478
2% Hunter 710
1%
Obama 62,736
36% McCain 51,123
37%
Richardson 8,212
5% Paul 10,925
8%



Romney 43,238
31%



Thompson 1,659
1%

Clinton stayed just a few percentage points ahead of Obama all through the vote-count reports ... but apparently it was just enough.

--Jeff Weintraub

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