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Christie, Clinton Early Frontrunners for 2016 NH Primary

But with the primary still three years away, most New Hampshire voters are understandably still undecided.

OUTSIDE MANCHESTER, NH -- Hillary Clinton is the heavy favorite among New Hampshire Democrats for the 2016 New Hampshire Primary, while no one in the Republican field has yet to separate from the pack.

Yes, it's still three years before the 2016 Primary, but a WMUR/University of New Hampshire Survey Center poll released Thursday night shows that Clinton is the prohibitive favorite among Granite State Democrats. The poll surveyed 581 New Hampshire residents.

A whopping 63 percent of Democratic voters said they plan to vote for Clinton, compared to 10 percent for Vice President Joe Biden, 5 percent for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and 2 percent for Newark, N.J. Mayor Cory Booker.

Biden made numerous stops in New Hampshire last year, campaigning for President Barack Obama. Booker also campaigned for Obama in New Hampshire.

On the Republican side, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie received the most support, with 14 percent of likely Republican Primary voters saying they would vote for him. Twelve percent said they'd vote for Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, 11 percent said they'd vote for Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan, 10 percent picked New Hampshire's own Sen. Kelly Ayotte, 8 percent picked Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, and 8 percent picked former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman.

Others receiving votes included former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (3 percent), former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum (3 percent), Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (3 percent) and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (2 percent).

Both Huntsman and Santorum ran in the 2012 New Hampshire Primary, and many others – including Christie, Walker and Rubio – spent time in the state campaigning for Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. Ryan also made several visits to the Granite State in his role as Romney's running mate.

Worth noting is that 82 percent of Democrats and 88 percent of Republicans surveyed said they have yet to make up their minds about who they will support in 2016.

john jay February 17, 2013 at 12:32 AM
That comparison doesn't work dearie - Islam advocates killing non muslims, mutilating young girls, denying woman education (or any freedom for that matter), and flying planes into the World Trade Center (or had you forgotten?) I don't think the Pope or any rabbi is telling their folks to kill anyone. I think John Jay would be on the side of freedom, truth, and justice, under God.
Publius February 17, 2013 at 12:43 AM
Proven gjc? Sounds like an excuse - this isn't a court of law, the standard for any elected official (and I would think that would be true of the "Finest Secretary of State") is much higher. "I landed under sniper fire" - remember that? Proven false. Ms. Clinton was fired from the House Judiciary Committee staff for unethical behavior. Travelgate? E-mails and official communiques establish she was "untruthful" in her testimony to Congress about Benghazi. Ok, you are desperate for Hillary to be annointed as the next president. Please, when you're alone and it's quiet, conduct honest, in depth research on your hero and consider that research with some intellectual rigor. I trust after that, you'll understand that we must do better than Ms. Clinton for president.
fed up February 17, 2013 at 12:49 AM
First of all, you are the fool. Secondly, I am not clueless. Although i can be a jerk. Listening to dopey liberal old ladies such as yourself has that effect on me. You must love the PC world we live in. (mature woman) bahahaha! I highly doubt you could run rings around anything other than the dining hall at the home. I don't think Mrs. Clinton is successful. I think she is a liberal moron and a danger to this country. Mincemeat?? You honestly think she did a good job defending her dereliction of duty and cover up of the Benghazi attacks? You are one clueless old lady and nothing more than a sheep for the democratic party. Oh and by the way I love women and sweet little old ladies and I am not a loser. Now go get your diaper changed and pull up those teddy socks and get to bed. You are offending me and others.
gjc February 17, 2013 at 01:04 AM
May I suggest that you re-read your comment? You are just repeating yourself and continously saying things that equal nothing more than "No, I'm not." Ditto for Publius. I won't continue this diatribe any longer because it doesn't make any sense. Mrs. Clinton, good luck in any endeavor that you choose. Same for Gov. Christie. You're both very fine and intelligent people. It's easy to see why you are leading in some polls.
George Clark February 17, 2013 at 01:10 AM
i haven't seen christie do one notable or worthy act for all this praise or admiration. this is still the most corrupt state in the union and the highest taxed for everything. you people really better get a better pair of glasses.
john jay February 17, 2013 at 02:24 AM
Yeah, he hasn't lied to the public, lied to Congress, been convicted of perjury, been caught plagarizing, gone on trips on private planes to troll for underage prostitutes, used private campaign funds for gold watches, humped an intern, or other notable or worthy acts that get most Democrats elected or praised. Isn't our state legislature controlled by Democrats?
Dentss Dunnagun February 17, 2013 at 09:22 AM
Your right about the most corrupt state but for the highest taxed you have to look to the past Democrats governors ,Corzine raised taxes and fees 156 times ,Christie has NOT raised any taxes in his first four years ,and despite the Democrats in the legislature fighting him every step of the way he has put a cap on property taxes which have kept the increases to the lowest level in 20 years . Our Democrats in the legislator still refuse to bring up Christies tool kit which could save taxpayers thousands ,they refuse to confirm any of his superior court judges ,but they will bring him bills that will drive out more business ,jobs and taxpayers .
Opinionated February 17, 2013 at 12:45 PM
To all of the Hillary fans: I love how you take the old best defense is a good offense line by attacking those who disagree. Now for some reality (burns your flesh, doesn't it?), Ms. Clinton got a pass on Benghazi either due to a health crisis or by lying. So she is either a liar or too ill. She has not proved to be by any means a leader. She humiliated herself by staying with a cheating husband to further her own political career and then passively accepting a position from a man whose people derided her when she ran for President. I still say if she had dumped her cheating man when he embarassed her the way he did, she already would have been President for two terms because America would have respected her. She only appears to be a desperate hanger-onner. Sad, she could have been more.
marylou February 17, 2013 at 03:19 PM
I didn't say that they weren't,just that if you're so afraid that perhaps you should stock up yourself.And actually,I'm rather soft spoken.
john jay February 17, 2013 at 03:41 PM
Marylou - We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. I am.
beachlover February 17, 2013 at 03:46 PM
I believe it was the Republican party that was trying to keep people from voting. And while I think Christie is doing a good job with the whole Sandy mess and have no problem with his, shall we say "outspokenness" when it comes to that situation, I shudder to think of the things that might come out of his mouth when dealling with foreign affairs.
beachlover February 17, 2013 at 03:48 PM
Show me one completely honest politician on either side and I have a bridge I'd like to sell ya. LOL
beachlover February 17, 2013 at 03:50 PM
You snide little muslim comment just proves you are ignorant. Once again, President Obama is not a muslim. And not all muslims are terrorists.
beachlover February 17, 2013 at 03:54 PM
Oh that's right. No republican has EVER been involved in a sex scandal. Give me a break. I bet your perfect too.
marylou February 17, 2013 at 04:30 PM
Yeah,and as I said Johnny Boy,go stock pile your ammo and weapons because the big.bad gov't led by Obama will soon be breaking down you door.And don't forget the tin foil hat so that they will recognize you for the true patriot you are.
john jay February 17, 2013 at 05:20 PM
And as I said, Ms. Softspoken - learn to read. Do you know Mr. Obama's executive branch will issue more regulations (again, not from a branch of government that is represented by the people) then any other administration? Please - do some research before you make idotic pronouncements. According to you, all those who signed the Declaration of Indepence were crazy. Move to Russia - it's where you belong (the government pays for everything there).
john jay February 17, 2013 at 05:22 PM
And what's with the "boy" comment - do you think I am African American?
john jay February 17, 2013 at 05:30 PM
Democrat trick, Democrat trick! Change the subject make personal attacks! Right out of the Democrat/Liberal play book! Well followed. It depends on what "is" is. . . is that right?
George Clark February 17, 2013 at 07:10 PM
John j, you say if you think Christie hasn't raised taxes you aren't looking in the right places. He just hides them better. He hasn't been honest with the public so can you say he hasn't lied? Hiding the truth isn't the same as lieing I suppose. but it's close enought to do damage the same way.
john jay February 17, 2013 at 08:10 PM
Facts facts facts? When? What taxes? Hides, how? When did he "hide" this? C'mon -be intelligent about your responses be intellectually rigorous - do the research, put it out there. Be specific, support your statements. Maybe then you'll be convincing. If you hate Mr. Christie convince us all there's a basis for it and that you're right.
Opinionated February 17, 2013 at 09:04 PM
As gjc shows, Hillary wasn't the only elderly woman to fall on her head and wake up cranky. Advanced age does that to everyone. Nothing to be ashamed of. It's just nature. Just that the presidency is too stressful for both of you. And don't tell us you didn't say that about McCain.
john jay February 17, 2013 at 09:13 PM
BL - The Islamic groups in America have been, um, reluctant (if they do at all) to condemn the murders of and jihad after jihad against Americans and other free societies. What does that tell you? Actions talk . . . .
marylou February 17, 2013 at 11:22 PM
It's a term of affection.
marylou February 17, 2013 at 11:26 PM
Well,John,I guess that depends on who you listen to.How many Muslims do you know?I'll admit that I don't know many,but none of the ones I know approve of violence towards non-Muslims.American or otherwise. I think you fear the inknown,or the bogey man,or things that go bump in the night.
Chief Wahoo February 18, 2013 at 04:48 AM
Bushbamaton or Bushbamatie..... Doesn't matter which one of the frauds above wins There is no difference in either gang of liars and thiefs. However reading this thread they gave the dopes fooled as always. Bread and circus.
Chief Wahoo February 18, 2013 at 05:00 AM
2% Swiss cheese loophole Cap is a joke. Promised to Lower property taxes. Not even close. Jersey Comeback. Sorry NJ is still losing. Ritacco was on his education transfer. Tolls and many fees increased. 75 million foreclose settlement for NJ homeowners kept by the fat liar for his defecit. Not one penny used to help NJ homeowners. 9.7 unemployment in NJ !!!!!!!! Are you kidding me 2nd most foreclosures sitting in pipeline. Revel will be bankrupt any day now. Xanadu is still not any closer to being finished and not a laughing disgrace. His Lt. Governor is involved in a triple dipping pension scam when Sheriff. He is not only as big as a rhino , he is a RINO. He will not even carry NJ in 2016.
john jay February 18, 2013 at 02:48 PM
Thanks Chief! Finally at least some basis for intelligent debate! Although the attribution is way lacking - it's a start. (C'mon, an attack on Mr. Christie's size is just juvenile). The reference to one or the other former President Bush is also confusing - there is no mention of either or even a political party in previous emails (nor is there any unfounded Clintonista like praise (see gjc)). My guess is you think President Bush (the latter) is responsible for the recent asteroid that slammed into Russia. Hey, are you a real Native American?
MS2012 February 22, 2013 at 03:01 PM
Chief Wahoo where was this state when he took over. I hate to pull an Obama and blame Bush, but Corzine gave us this mess. You are a joke!!!
NJarhead February 22, 2013 at 03:06 PM
Beachlover, google "Acorn" and get your facts together.
NJarhead February 22, 2013 at 03:07 PM
Mary, can we can it with the tired old "Tin Foil Hat" joke. It was worn out years ago.

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