-- New Hampshire held its Democratic and Republican primaries on Feb. 9, 2016. 32 delegates were at stake for the Democrats and 23 delegates for the Republicans.
Why The State Is Significant:
• New Hampshire traditionally holds the nation’s first primary and is known as a swing state in the general election.
• Independent voters are a major force in the Granite State. In 2016, independents accounted for about four in 10 primary voters in both the Republican and Democratic contests, according to exit poll results.
• In 2016, more than four in 10 Republican voters in New Hampshire said they were angry with the way the federal government is working, according to exit polls.
• Among Democratic voters, barely more than one in 10 picked electability as the most important candidate attribute. A third, instead, pick honesty and trustworthiness. A quarter each select either a candidate who “cares about people like me” or has the right experience.”