According to PPP, the New Hampshire race continues to be very close overall with Clinton edging Sanders 44%-42% and O'Malley bringing up the rear as usual with 8%.
But there's something tricky about this particular contest that shouldn't be skipped over:
It's the open nature of New Hampshire's primary that's making it so competitive. Clinton leads Sanders 48/39 among actual Democrats. But independents are a third of the electorate, and Sanders leads Clinton by an identical 48/39 spread with them to make it so close overall.In other words, it's all about turnout.
If the unions and Democratic establishment turn out New Hampshire Democrats in force... Hillary's got a really good shot at making a clean sweep of the early states and locking up the nomination early. And if you throw in some momentum from her Iowa victory...it might just be a sure thing.
In fact, you can consider that my official prediction at this point.
Just in case you're interested in the GOP side: Trump is a "cult-like" figure who still leads big, Cruz is now a distant second, Christie is showing signs of life, Rubio is stuck in neutral, and Carson, Bush and Kasich have all dropped. Apparently there are a few other people in the race but they aren't doing very well there either.