Saturday, January 12, 2008

Frank Newport Analyses New Hampshire Resuts

Gallup Poll Editor in Chief, Frank Newport, evaluates the New Hampshire primary results and contemplates what's next in the polls for Clinton and McCain.

History offers little guidance to analyze the split decision in Iowa and New Hampshire. During the primary era, only in 1984 and 1988 did Iowa and New Hampshire have different Democratic winners.

On the Republican side, 2008 is the first time in the primary era that the national front-runner going into Iowa (Rudy Giuliani) lost both of the early contests.

Watch Newport's video report:

I like Newport's explanation as to why the Democratic results were so different from the polls. Voters changed their minds.

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