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>> reporter: in new hampshire, cheered by supporters and chased by robots, it's marco rubio with the most to lose looking less certain to pull away from the establishment pack now. >> we're going to do really well. we're going to leave here with more delegates than we came in. >> reporter: his campaign had been hoping new hampshire would win on the field. but stronger than expected showings from the governors could keep them in the race longer than expected. john kasich telling me he's ready to trade snow boots for flip-flops in south carolina and beyond. do you have the money, do you have the organization there? >> we're going to be just fine. we'll have the money and the organization, just like we always do. sometimes we put it together with wire and duct tape, but we always seem to get it done. >> reporter: if jeb bush surprises with a top-three finish -- >> jeb! >> reporter: then he could be the comeback kid carrying momentum and resources into later states. >> that's what this is about. it's not being disrespectful to someone to point out that you have a better record.
undecided voters will show up for him like jeff wheeler did. >> and my initial gut reaction, that's the beltway happened. >> reporter: and chris christie polling in single digits today pushing back against the idea new hampshire is make or break for him. >> we'll know it when we see it. we want to do really well, but i don't think anything is do or die tonight. >> how you doing? >> reporter: under the least pressure, ted cruz. more moderate new hampshire, not seen as a natural fit for the social conservative. >> i think a week ago a lot of people were predicting that trump and rubio might be right at the very top. we'll see what happens today. >> reporter: cruz already has a win under his belt in iowa. but for the rest of the candidates bunched up behind donald trump, what happens tonight could be all important. for them it's a function of moving on to south carolina. there could be little incentive for them to get out of the race unless there's obvious separation tonight. lester? >> thank you. there's no shortage of drama
bernie sanders and hillary clinton are locked in a bruising contest that has turned increasingly ugly in recent days with poll numbers showing sanders possibly, possibly headed for a big victory in the state that famously made bill clinton the comeback kid. we get more from nbc's casey hunt. we love you, bernie! >> reporter: bernie sanders isn't used to being the front-runner. >> usually i like to take a nice, quiet walk. apparently not today. >> reporter: he's the favorite in new hampshire. skipping the handshakes and sticking to his quirky campaign style. planning to meet voters, but instead meeting reporters on a walk around the block. >> i haven't had a chance to do much walking. underdog? >> well, what i think is if there is a large voter turnout, a lot of folks come out to vote, we're going do just fine. >> reporter: rival hillary clinton starting her day early, the old-fashioned way. >> cardio. >> reporter: clinton had a
but went into primary day far behind sanders in polls. >> we're going to keep working literally until the last vote is cast and counted. and go from there. >> reporter: it's a wrenching turn of events in a place where she bounced back with a win eight years ago. and in 1992, voters here resurrected bill clinton. >> new hampshire tonight has made bill clinton the comeback kid. >> reporter: this time hillary clinton hoping for a comeback in nextum nevada and south carolina -- next up nevada and south carolina, where she's hoping to turn out african-american voters. >> you have to face up to the hard truth of injustice and systemic racism. >> reporter: the question now, whether the sanders campaign is capable of going big. the sanders campaign is a small team. are you ready to expand across the whole map? >> we actually have a big team. it's a grassroots campaign. we have a lot of people on the ground, and we had them in iowa and new hampshire. we're redeploying in the states. >> reporter: the sanders campaign is already planning to air tv ads in four super tuesday states.
night for him, expect the clinton campaign to escalate their attacks. lester? >> all right, thank you. we want to bring in chuck todd and andrea mitchell. chuck, you have seen some of the new exit polling data. what are we learning? >> reporter: we're learning that the democratic electorate in particular looks like an electorate that bernie sanders should do well with. let me start with the age gap here. this is something we tracked in iowa. look at this. among voters under 30, bernie sanders, 86% to 13% for clinton. voters 65 and older, clinton won a majority. that's not nearly a large enough gap for her to be able to win if those numbers hold. let's look at the issue make-up. most important issues among democratic voters, it sounds like bernie sanders' messaging. income inequality, economy, health care third, terrorism a distant fourth. now look on the republican side of the electorate top issues.
government spending, two, at 27%. terrorism, national security issues, three at 25%. this was a surprise to me, lester -- 15% picked immigration. maybe not so hot if you're donald trump who has made immigration such a big deal. then of course there's time of decision. and this sometimes can tell us if there was momentum at the end or not. among republicans, nearly half of the electorate told us they made their decision in the last few days. that's good news for people with last-minute momentum like a john kasich. among democratic voters, more than half, 55% made their decision more than a month ago. that's good news if you're bernie sanders. >> all right, chuck. let me turn to andrea. if bernie sanders leads new hampshire with a big victory, what's next for him and hillary clinton? >> reporter: if these trends hold up, this is going to be hell on wheels the next couple of weeks for hillary clinton. bernie sanders has the money, he outraised her in january. he will come out of here if he has a big victory with more money that he will raise in
she is eventually going to be hard-pressed for money. she's already outspending her on television ads. and now he's going to go right to the heart of her constituency. he's going to leave here and i'm told go to harlem for breakfast and get a big endorsement from harry belafonte, trying to hurt her with the african-american vote she's counting on in south carolina. lester? >> okay, andrea mitchell. thank you. we've got more of the day's other news ahead including customer service calls that drive you nuts. a clever pair of brothers will fight your battles for you to slash your bills. and they're sharing their secrets to savings. also, the star american athlete who says if she had to
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finally, we mentioned something at the top, something that seems to have gone missing. increasingly, it is civility that's gone out the window in this 2016 race for president. politics can be a rough contact sport, it always has been as tom brokaw report, the name-calling this time around feels as if it's reached a whole new level. new hampshire is the quintessential new england state. picturesque, polite. this year, new hampshire is different. can the trump style win the state of traditional values? >> you have this clown, marco rubio -- jeb is a lightweight. really a nasty person. people don't like him. >> reporter: as he has so often,
repeating this about ted cruz just last night -- >> she said he's a [ bleep ]. >> reporter: we've never seen a presidential candidate use this kind of language and tactics before and prosper. no one thought trump could keep this up, and now the others are pushing back. >> got to get this off my chest. donald trump is a jerk. >> reporter: for his part, trump says he's having fun. of course, he won't behave this way as president. >> my uncle was a professor at mit for many years. >> reporter: how do we know? what does an uncle at mit have to do with the campaign? this is what we used to consider tough politics. >> the memorized speech -- >> reporter: chris christie going after marco rubio for repeating the same talking points in the debate. >> this isn't the student council, this is election for president of the united states. let's get the boy in the bubble out of the bubble. >> reporter: or bill clinton attacking bernie sanders -- >> attacks that are literally too profane often, not to mention sexist, to repeat.
that's softball. >> they're losers. they're losers. >> reporter: it is hard to imagine any other candidate lasting a week using his language and style. but it is working for him. helped by the echo chamber of social media and cable television. by tonight, we'll know if the trump take-no-prisoners style
plus a scary moment for north carolina's head coach. and an amazing lightning storm captured from space. "early today" starts right now. good morning. oh, what a night. huge blowout win for the political outsiders in the new hampshire primaries. hillary clinton badly bruised, john kasich given new life and the rest are left to fight for their political lives. and donald trump winning nearly every demographic from men and women with and without a college degree, even scoring among conservatives and moderates. 65% who said they quote want a candidate that tells it like it is wanted it trump and most made up their minds more than a month ago. >> i am going to be the greatest jobs president that god ever
remember that. we are going to start winning again. we don't win anymore. as a country, we don't win on trade, we don't win with the military. we can't beat isis. we are going to start winning asgen and we're going to win so much you're going to be so happy.o we're going to make america so great again, maybe greater than ever t before. i love you all, thank you, new hampshire. thank you, thank you, new hampshire. thank you, we are going now to south carolina. we're going to win inca south carolina. >> governor john kasich held 106 town hall meetings in the granite state and it paid off. and voters focussed on the economy and strong support from those whot oppose a ban on muslims entering the u.s. and those who want political
21% of voters who made up their minds in the last few days also went kasich and he got a good showing from post graduates, ua older vogters old er voters as well as moderates. >> there's something that's going on. that i'm not sure that anybody can quite understand. there's magic in the air with this w campaign. because we don't see it as just another campaign. we see this as an opportunity fortu all of us to change america, to reshine america. to restore the spirit of america and to leave no one behind. >> chris christie also spent most of his time in new hampshire but with drastically different results. he finished sixth. he will reevaluate his future. it's an extremely tight race for third with ted cruz, jeb
favorite. >> now wevo go on to south carolina. [ applause ] sro and on to nevada and super tuesday, the so-called se vrks erkssec primary. >> many left bush dead after iowa and last night he echoed mark twain. >> this campaign is not dead. we're going on to south carolina. the ropundants had it all figured out last monday f night when the iowa caucuses were complete. they said it was now a three person race between etwo freshman senators and a reality tv star and while the reality tv star is still doing well, it looks like you all have reset the race and for that i'm very grateful. >> andat a poor debate performance burst his so-called bubble and put the blame squarely on himself.
our team here in new hampshire didps a phenomenal job and i'm grateful to you. [ applause ] now, we are still watching these numbers. but i can just tell you i know many people disappointed. i'm disappointed with tonight. but i want you to understand something, our disappointment tonight is notin on you. it's on me. it's on me. i did not -- i did not do well on saturday night. so, listen to this. that will never happen again. >> now to the democrats. senator bernie sanders surged pastd hillary clinton claiming 13 delegates to clinton's nine. the vermont senator channelled his innerdonald trump when describing his sizeable victory overic clinton.
won. because we harnessed the energy and thye excitement that the succeed in november. [ applause ] >> clinton accompanied by her husband and daughter, chelsea, took to the stage after sanders. she addressed the youth vote in which sanders has dominated throughout the campaign cycle. >> i know i have some work to do, h young people but i will repeat again what iga have said this week -- [ applause ] -- even if they are notng me now, i support them. because i know -- [ applause ] i know i've had a but i also know what it's like