Sen. Hillary Clinton tonight was declared the winner of the New Hampshire Democratic primary, ensuring the continuation of a tight two-way race between Clinton and Sen. Barack Obama, who won the Iowa caucuses.
With 71 percent of precincts reporting, Clinton has 40 percent of the vote; Obama, 36 percent.
“It looks like a heavy turnout among women, particularly older women may have really helped [Clinton],” said pollster John Zogby. “And it looks like the emotion she showed yesterday may have helped her too, especially with women.”
Exit polls suggest as many as 18 percent of Democratic voters did not decide on a candidate until today — a significantly higher percentage than usual, Zogby said.
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