New Hampshire voters hear final pitch from candidates hours before primary

New Hampshire Primary

MANCHESTER, N.H. (WWLP) – Polls open in New Hampshire early Tuesday morning and according to the latest poll numbers, Bernie Sanders holds the lead.

The first-in-the-nation New Hampshire primary is hours away and some voters still are undecided. New Hampshire voters are using every bit of time they have before the polls open, to decide who will be getting their vote, in the primary election on Tuesday.

For some, they have narrowed down the field of 33 Democrats and 17 Republicans.

“I’m pretty sure like 99 percent sure I have,” said Liam Murphy of Londonderry, N.H.

Phillip Vanschalkwyk of Brookline, N.H., added, “I’m pretty much down to two people.”

For others, the clock is ticking to make a final decision. Misty Dale of Danville, N.H. said, “It’s still kind of an open ballot. After seeing the last four years, I’m not a heavy Trump supporter, but, believe it or not, depending on the other candidates, I’m not ruling him out.”

Sanders is the favorite in New Hampshire, but Pete Buttigieg is coming off a big Iowa caucus win. The top Democrats duked it out in a debate on Friday, and things got heated.

Candidates turned from talking about policy and politics to attacking one another. Voters we spoke to in New Hampshire say they don’t enjoy this type of campaigning.

One voter who lives in Auburn New Hampshire said, she only made her decision after watching the debate, on Friday night.

“Got to know a little bit about what the candidates are for, and what they want to do for our country,” said Michelle Swenson. “I thought that it was very streamlined, especially about the issues that are in our state right now, like mental health, long-term care, and the drug epidemic.”

Voters say there are a few things that could influence their choices.

“Electability, and ideas,” said Vanchalkwyk.

“If some number comes out that says Andrew Yang is going to do phenomenal tomorrow, I’d love to help push him to the finish line,” said Londonberry.

The polls in Manchester open at 6 a.m. Tuesday and will stay open until 7 p.m.

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New Hampshire Primary February 11, 2020

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