As of 12:06 a.m. the results in New Hampshire are as follows. In the Democratic party contest Bernie Sanders has secured a very decisive victory over Hillary Clinton wining 127,076 votes to Clinton’s 82,325, 60 % to 39 % with 85% of the votes counted. This is as Bernie Sanders stated in his victory speech “huge”.It guarantees that Senator Sanders with his impressive victory will be in the race a long time with a well funded enthusiastic well organized campaign with a growing army of volunteers. He now will have the time to flesh out the necessary details of his policy proposals to meet the criticisms from the Clinton team that his proposals are unrealistic and cannot be achieved.
Hillary Clinton’s team cannot help but be disappointed with their result and although the next few contests may be more advantageous for her more centrist politics she undoubtedly will seek to revamp her approach to counter the Sanders campaign.
On the Republican side the results are as follows. With 81 % of the votes counted Trump has 80,670 votes and 35% of the vote. Kasich 37,603 16 %; Cruz 26,665 11%; Bush 25,859 11 %; Rubio 24,480 11%; Christie 17,605 8 % ; Fiorina 9748 4 %; Carson 5311 2%. Anyway you cut it Trump has triumphed in New Hampshire. Bush has improved his standing considerably, Kasich even more so, Rubio has stumbled; Cruz has stalled but is still a major factor and Christie may well be out of the race.
Will Michael Bloomberg enter the race ? If he does his mostly socially liberal policy orientation combined with his business credentials will draw voters from both parties as well as independents and complicate considerably the outcome of the general election in the fall.