Elizabeth Warren onstage at a recent campaign event in Derry, New
Hampshire. | Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
Voters are heading to the polls in New Hampshire for another key
early-state contest in the 2020 Democratic primary.
The New Hampshire primary on Tuesday, February 11, will be the
first of the 2020 Democratic presidential race.
Eleven candidates are still in the running, though former New
York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has elected not to contest the
state. Polls will close at either 7 or 8 pm ET
depending on the municipality.
After a chaotic Iowa caucuses, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders
maintains a significant polling lead of around 7 points in
the FiveThirtyEight New Hampshire polling average, but
recent polls have shown former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete
Buttigieg closing in. Sen. Elizabeth Warren and former Vice
President Joe Biden, who finished third and fourth in Iowa,
respectively, are within the margin of error from each other in
the same FiveThirtyEight polling average, and both trail
Sanders and Buttigieg by a sizable margin.
The New Hampshire primary could matter more than ever this year,
for a few reasons. Not only will independent voters also be
going to the polls to weigh in on the Democratic primary, but the
state may provide some clarity on the race that the muddled Iowa
results lacked, as well as
a crucial “bounce” for the winner.
the Associated Press said it was “unable to declare a
winner” in the Iowa caucuses, Buttigieg and Sanders both
declared victory and will be hoping to amplify their momentum
with strong finishes in the Granite State on Tuesday. (Buttigieg
won the most state delegate equivalents in Iowa, though Sanders won
the popular vote.)
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