In addition to interviewing Democratic primary voters who voted in New Hampshire on Tuesday, CBS News also polled Republicans.
As expected, President Trump won heavily in the Republican primaries, and those who came out to vote were strong supporters.
Trump vs Republican Party
Support for the president runs deep among New Hampshire Republican primary voters. When asked if they felt more allegiance to the Republican Party or Donald Trump, the majority (55%) chose Trump. Even those who said they felt more allegiance to the Republican Party, most of them – more than seven in 10 – voted for Mr. Bump.
The president received somewhat less support among Republican primary voters, who said they did not support him for the nomination in 2016, but the majority (62%) of that group also cast their vote for him.
While the Democratic and Republican primary contests varied in nature (a competitive one, not a mass one), here’s a look at the views held by New Hampshire Democratic and Republican primary voters as they left the election.
Trump administration views
There is little middle ground when it comes to overall feelings about the Trump administration. Most New Hampshire Democratic primary voters expressed anger toward the administration, while most Republicans expressed enthusiasm.
Some people who felt dissatisfied or angry about the Trump administration did not vote for the president on Tuesday; Former Massachusetts governor supported Bill Weld. This small group who were dissatisfied or angry represented one in 10 Republican primary voters.
Personal finance and economy
On the economic front, New Hampshire Republicans were more positive about their family’s financial situation than Democrats. The number of New Hampshire Republicans who said they were ahead of the financials (42%) more than doubled from 2016 (19%). This percentage also increased among Democrats, but rose by just six points to 21%.
Looking at the voters of each party, those without a college degree were slightly positive about their finances, though not by much.
The impact of impeachment on presidential reelection opportunities is seen differently among New Hampshire Republican and Democratic primary voters. Most Republicans said it helped with opportunities for Mr. Trump’s reunion. Most Democrats disagree, but they do not see widespread impeachment because the president is politically hurt – six out of 10 said their impeachment did not make any difference about their chances of reunification. Just under a quarter said that it hurt his chances.