Transcript for Republican Presidential Candidates Vying for Votes in New Hampshire
The battle playing out of the middle of the ice and snow fresh off the big Republican debate right cured ABC. The candidates are out in full force tonight new numbers coming in at this hour Donald Trump holding onto his lead followed by Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz. And gaining ground right behind Ohio governor John Kasich. Donald Trump tried to seal the deal we are one on one with him as one poll shows 44% of Republicans here in New Hampshire say. They could still change their minds. We also have Marco Rubio on his debate performance and the criticism he kept repeating himself. But ABC's Jonathan Karl leads us off with mr. trump. Donald Trump has a simple goal in New Hampshire. Prove it we need as a presidential candidate got a big leaders any party you a little nervous and we New Hampshire voters tend to be so independent. She took a last minute totally I mean you have to think that I mean who knows what's going to happen we have. And we have good poll numbers but I would be happy to win by one vote. I just want to win. To win here trump is going hard line. Just look at what he said at the EBC news debate about waterboarding mr. companies have not only does it work that you bring it back we have people chopping their heads off Christians. We have people chopping the heads off many other people. I would bring back what are board and I bring back a hell of a lot worse then waterboarding. Trump was hit hardest hit the debate by his old nemesis Jeb Bush attacking trump for his support the government's right to seize private property for public use those. Who what Donald Trump did. Was use eminent domain to try to take the property of an elderly woman on the strip and Atlantic City. That is not public. That is downright wrong religious unity once be tough guy a lot of times you'll have you'll have an and it doesn't work very well how tough physical. Like times property you're an elderly woman did not quiet helped a lot of. Now trump is mocking bush gift yet but he is a total staff Jeb Bush. Like its he's like a spoiled. Child he spent a 110. Million dollars on a campaign. And he's no where bush is now firing back. Donald Trump. Organizes his campaign around. Disparaging people I think we need a president that actually believes in the American people that won't push everybody down to make themselves look good. As for Bush's former protege senator Marco Rubio. He was rising fast in New Hampshire but is now facing questions about whether he has what it takes. After eight bungled this question about his opponents' claims it is a first term senator he lacks experience. Tonight what are your accomplishments in the senate. That demonstrate you're ready to be president of the United States I'm proud of my service in the United States senate before that the Florida legislature and let's dispel once and for all of this fiction that Barack Obama doesn't know what he's doing he knows exactly what he's doing. Moments later that same sentence word for ward it's let's dispel what this fiction that Barack Obama doesn't know what he's doing. He knows exactly what he's doing Chris Christie two count. You see everybody I want the people at home to think about this. That's what Washington DC does the memorize 2.5 second speech that is exactly what. You can. Rubio city to gain a third time. The bottom line this notion of Barack Obama doesn't know what he's doing is just not there is he knows that there is wouldn't have memorized point 52 speed that's up. Bear any everybody campaign itself Horton. Ohio governor John Casey now on the rise in New Hampshire said he sure isn't scripted. I think people want to know authenticity today more than they ever found and Jon Karl joins me now from the trump rally in Manchester tonight and Donna let me get back to Donald Trump telling you tonight. He doesn't have to win big if he wins by just one vote that'll be good enough for him. Wolf the over accurately by a lot of activity is what ever. Republic all of this state for seven months and leads the latest by double digits John Karl with a slot tonight John bank.
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