January 8th, 2008
05:19 PM ET
15 years ago

Early exit polls: Top issues

New Hampshire Democratic primary voters:

1. The economy
2. The war in Iraq
3. Health care

New Hampshire Republican primary voters:

1. The economy
2. The war in Iraq
3. Terrorism
4. Illegal immigration

Source: CNN Exit Poll preliminary results

Filed under: Exit Polls • New Hampshire
soundoff (60 Responses)
  1. roy

    We need a new energy policy.That will take care alot of the probelms in this country.We need to start a whole new way of doing things from autos to small engines to electricty.

    January 8, 2008 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  2. nora

    Well, it is clear to see that the American people, at least as represented here, have done absolutely ZERO homework with respect to the Democratic candidates running for President. I wonder, can anyone here tell me which of the top 3 Democratic contenders have held an elected office the longest? No? I'm sure it would surprise you that it is Barack Obama, with 11+ years, followed by Senator Clinton with almost 7, then Edwards with about 4. Have any of you taken the time to look up the legislation any of the candidates have proposed while working for us in Congress? No? Well, you should check out the Senate homepage and do a little search, Senator Clinton's legislation reads like a laundry list of tea parties at the taxpayers expense with such resolutions as "Using the rotunda in the Capitol for a ceremony to honour Constantino Brumidi on the 200th anniversary of his birth" and "to congratulate the Magen David Adom society in Israel for achieving full membership in the International Red Cross". Whereas, by comparison, Senator Obama has introduced such legislation as "A bill to provide transparency and integrity in the earmark process" and "A bill to promote the national security and stability of the economy of the United State by reducing the dependence of the United States on oil through the use of alternative fuels and new technology".

    It's clear several of you have bought into the media spin without bothering to fact check, otherwise you would not be on here talking about some assumed "inexperience". Do any of you know what Senator Obama has been doing from the campaign trail? No? Well, he's been calling the leaders in Kenya trying to get them to resolve the crisis that is currently tearing that country apart using diplomatic solutions, he's even enlisted the help of the State Department to this end...did any of you *know* that? Do any of you even know what is going on in Kenya?

    Inexperience indeed, sounds like some people are very afraid of change and would like to see a Bush/Clinton/Bush/Clinton duopoly continue its stranglehold on the White House and the people of the United States of America. Shame on you all for not being more active citizens and knowing when to separate the fluff from the substance.

    January 8, 2008 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
  3. alexandros kontis

    I am scared

    I didn't get it. The exit poll tels us that 51% of the Republican voters want their next presidential canditate to support even more conservative policies than the Bush administration did? Ok, now I am really scared.

    January 8, 2008 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
  4. Shannon, Minnesota

    cade, I just have to ask, who is attacking the family unit. Where do you get that from. It's like the war on Christmas, it's all made up, it's all in your head. The family unit isn't under attack, our civil liberties are under attack, our freedom is under attack, and it's under attack from this administration. Stop being afraid of the boogeyman, and start paying attention to the realities going on around you.

    January 8, 2008 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |

    FAIR TAX!!

    January 8, 2008 08:36 pm at 8:36 pm |
  6. Paul C, Palmetto Bay, FL

    At least we moved away from stem cell research and gay marriage.

    Although the Republicans list the economy and the war in Iraq they still beat the Terrorism drum. That will probably, eventually go the way of the war on drugs.

    January 8, 2008 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm |
  7. MG

    Democrats Beware,
    Illegal immigration is quickly emerging as the the number one issue amongst all voters, because it is directly affecting our job market, economy and national security. Hillary found out the hard way with the N.Y. illegal immigrant drivers license issue! Secondly, many Democrats were tricked into the anti-war scenario with Micheal Moron and moveon.org. and face possible annihilation if the "Republican Surge" defeats them in Iraq before the election. At least the war is keeping a lot of people employed. The real war is here at home competeing with cheap Mexican labor, high taxes and no real plans for the future. Illegal immigration is costing us our jobs, homes and english speaking way of life. The rest of the issues really doesn't matter, just take a look at their latest handy work,'Michigan'!
    Thanks MG,

    January 10, 2008 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  8. USA Citizen

    I want Hillary Clinton to win hands down with Wesley Clark as our next VP to bring our troops home responsibly. The economy needs to be helped.

    The only problem I see is the illegal immigration issue......Hillary wants to secure the borders so that is good......

    She is compassionate so that is good....

    But I think Americans take issue with Immigration more than she would like to believe...

    I'm voting for her but I wish Immigration strategies are further discussed within Democratic circles......so that we can deal with this issue.

    January 14, 2008 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  9. Dan

    Obama, Obama, Obama. Still time, get out there and vote for CHANGE!

    February 5, 2008 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  10. Cedricm Hellbergo

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    July 5, 2012 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
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