New Hampshire Voters Prepare to Go to the Polls

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney makes calls to likely voters at his New Hampshire campaign headquarters on January 9 Mitt Romney makes calls to likely voters at his New Hampshire campaign headquarters. (Justin Sullivan/Getty)

The University of New Hampshire Survey Center estimates that 56 percent of the people voting in the Republican primary will be registered Republicans. This means that 44 percent of voters who will participate in Tuesday's primary are undeclared, a noticeable increase from 2008's primary. The same poll also found that Mitt Romney has a slight lead among both groups. To figure out what's been persuading voters either way, The Takeaway speaks with three New Hampshire conservatives.

Craig Gallant is a high school teacher in Milford, New Hampshire. Until this past Friday, he didn't know who he was going to vote for today. 

William Smith, is an avid politics junkie and IT systems engineer who blogs at He says this year it's taken him longer than usual to decide who to support. 

Joshua Schiefelbein, leader of the Dartmouth College Libertarians in Hanover, New Hampshire also joins the program.


Craig Gallant, Joshua Schiefelbein and William Smith

Produced by:

Mythili Rao

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