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Wednesday, January 09, 2008

New Hampshire Primary Puts McCain Up Front!

The Republican Party is set for a medley of results over the coming months I think. Front-runners are supposedly hanging back, winners are coming and going, and the pundits are scratching their heads. John McCain was expected to win the New Hampshire vote, but it still is an open race.

The result was -

John McCain - 37%
Mitt Romney - 32%
Mike Huckabee - 11%
Rudy Giuliani - 9%
Ron Paul - 8%

Fred Thompson trailed in sixth place, with a minimal showing. However, he might just pop up the ranks in South Carolina, where he is right now. Looking at the percentage charts, this New Hampshire primary divided the camp between the two top candidates and the next three. Huckabee, Guiliani and Paul were more or less equally placed. It could be that John McCain may find himself in a Huckabee position next time. Who knows? The good thing about all this is that the electorate is given a real choice and the professional pundits are put the test!


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