Trump Takes Aim at New Hampshire’s GOP Open Primary System

Former president Donald Trump criticized New Hampshire’s open Republican primary during a Jan. 17 campaign speech in the state.

After President Trump won a record-shattering victory by a nearly 30-point margin in the Iowa Caucus, candidates are turning their attention to the next contest in the Granite State.

Recent polling in the state has been inconsistent, with some polls showing a significant lead for President Trump while others have shown him neck and neck with former U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley.

Ms. Haley finished third in Iowa but is coming into much more friendly territory in New Hampshire, where voters are generally less conservative and less religious than in Iowa.

The state’s Republican primary is also open to voters who have no party affiliation—a fact that could play to Ms. Haley’s advantage, as Democrats and independents boosted Ms. Haley’s performance in Iowa.

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