Hillary Survives Obama in New Hampshire 39% to 37%; McCain Wins over Mitt Romney 37% to 32%
Saying "Thank you!" no less than 12 times to begin her victory speech, Hillary Rodham Clinton looked refreshed and relieved after winning a close victory in the New Hampshire Democratic primary, having "found her own voice" after shedding tears, convincingly, on national TV. A much vaunted party machine turned out the traditional political forces of the Democratic Party in Nashua and Manchester to deliver a close victory 39% to 37%. Andrew Sullivan is taking his penance well. Michelle Malkin: "Meoww!"
Perspective: the number of voters in Makati City exceeds the number of voters in each of the New Hampshire Primaries.
An interesting sidelight has American television pundits wondering how the public opinion polls could've gotten the Democratic race wrong, after predicting a double digit win by Barack Obama. Speaking as if HE had won, Barack Obama was first to graciously concede and asked a cheering crowd at Obama HQ to give Hillary Rodham Clinton a round of applause for taking New Hampshire. But tonight the spotlight is on her, contrary to almost all public opinion polls and political pundits who called the New Hampshire primary for Sen. Barack Obama by as much as ten points. I noticed some or all of these were "telephone polls" with up to 1700 respondents. Well perhaps there is something to be said for the old fashioned face to face interviews still used by SWS and Pulse Asia in the Philippines.
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