New Hampshire Primary Results
By John M Disque
Edited By James Howell
The Tuesday New Hampshire Primary didn’t bring many surprises. Mitt Romney ended up with an expected 39.3% of the vote, which was an improvement from the 32% he received in the 2008 NH Primary.
The real battle was for second place. All eyes were on Jon Huntsman, who had skipped Iowa to focus complete efforts on his New Hampshire campaign, and Ron Paul, who was expected to pick up the large independent NH voter-base.. In the end Paul came out 5% ahead of Huntsman while Gingrich and Santorum each received 9.4%.
Huntsman was not disappointed with the third place finish and dubbed Tuesday night his “ticket to ride” suggesting that he’s ready to move on to South Carolina.
Mitt Romney 39.3%
Ron Paul 22.8%
Jon Huntsman 16.9%
Newt Gingrich 9.4%
Rick Santorum 9.4%
Published in East TN News January 11, 2012