New Hampshire Voters Feel Pressure As Iowa Begins To Caucus

Steve Burns
February 03, 2020 - 2:30 pm
New Hampshire Election

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CONCORD, N.H. (WCBS 880) — As Iowans prepare to caucus on Monday night, voters in New Hampshire say they are feeling pressure to make a decision with the primary just over a week away.

One voter tells WCBS 880’s Steve Burns that this Democratic primary has a unique situation for selecting a candidate: “Finding that balance – electability versus quality.”

He told Burns that he is juggling a few candidates in his head, but showed up to a coffee shop on Monday to learn more about Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar.

Herb, who didn’t provide a last name, says he’s open to learning about all the candidates.

“We also like Mayor Pete a lot because he has vision and what have you, but he doesn't have the experience,” he said.

Meetings, such as the one on Monday, are critical as campaigns seek to lock down every vote they can.

New Hampshire Rep. Lucy Weber is among those trying to make a case for Klobuchar in the state. She says these efforts are crucial in gathering votes.

“You have to think about which constituencies are going to join together to get you the number of votes that you need,” she tells Burns.

In making the electability argument, Weber notes Klobuchar has a record of support in districts won by President Donald Trump in 2016.

Granite State voters head to the polls on Tuesday, Feb. 11. Polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.