New Hampshire is in the spotlight. On Tuesday, the state held the first Primary election of the US presidential campaign.
Polls suggest there is a clear frontrunner in each camp. However if the Iowa caucuses showed us anything it’s not to take the indications provided by pre-vote surveys for granted.
Bernie in the blue corner
In the blue corner, Bernie Sanders is tipped to come out on top in New Hampshire. Dixville Notch was the first constituency to vote. The small community, which numbers only a handful of people, gave him the most votes for the Democrats.
Sanders has led the last 40 New Hampshire Democratic nominee polls— Mike Smithson (@MSmithsonPB) February 9, 2016
Clinton could come second
Sanders narrowly lost out to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Iowa.
Backed by the Democratic establishment, Clinton will be hoping to boost her following in the southern states, which have proven more hostile to Sanders.
Trump tipped to triumph
Over in the red corner, Donald Trump is the favourite among New Hampshire’s Republican voters, despite a second-place finish in Iowa.
He’ll be looking to turn support garnered during rallies into votes in the Granite State.
Trump has been ahead in 75-straight New Hampshire polls going back to June 2015. It would be extraordinary if he failed— Mike Smithson (@MSmithsonPB) February 9, 2016
Marco Rubio is lagging behind in second-place according to poll predictions, while Texas Senator Ted Cruz, who came out on top in Iowa is predicted to finish a close third.
With primaries taking place until July, 2016, when each party’s presidential nominee will be chosen, there is still everything to play for.
What the bookies are saying
Overall Republican nomination betting. Betfair last trades pic.twitter.com/ltbIadu6Qo— Mike Smithson (@MSmithsonPB) February 9, 2016
Latest New Hampshire betting from Betfair - Democratic party race pic.twitter.com/hGfyuxZgwQ— Mike Smithson (@MSmithsonPB) February 9, 2016
Latest New Hampshire GOP betting on Betfair based on latest trades. pic.twitter.com/6wnpzZWcP4— Mike Smithson (@MSmithsonPB) February 9, 2016