Jan 31, 2016 11:09 PM

Voters sound off on candidates with just more than a week to go until NH Primary


Next Tuesday, New Hampshire celebrates the 100th anniversary of the First-In-The-Nation Primary, a tradition and a critical place to campaign as N.H. has been known to give candidates momentum going into primaries across the country.

Voters expressed their concerns with candidates and who they see fit to run the nation.

“I’m ready, I was ready months ago” says one woman expressing that the primary lasts too long.

For some, this crop of candidates is underwhelming.

“It’s just amazing to me, we can’t come up with a viable candidate other than what’s being presented to us right now,” says Bruce Laughton of Nashua.

Trump is still the GOP front-runner and some feel he may not have the political experience - but think his business experience is valuable.

“Not a politician, but as a businessman, I just feel that’s what you need to get the country financially back in state again,” says Paul Bailey from Nashua.

Bailey says he is voting for Trump because he is concerned about the economy and unemployment rate.

Ohio Governor John Kasich is next in line, but even after months of campaigning, some voters are still unsure of who they will vote for.

“He is, very um, seems middle of the road," says Leeann Gaudette of Merrimack. "More moderate of trump of course, but I am having a really hard time deciding who to vote for and I am a registered Republican but it’s a really tough race for me.”

Gaudette also says that if Trump does win the primary, and it's between him and another Democratic candidate, she doesn't know who she would vote for.

For Democratic candidates, Hillary Clinton has fallen behind Bernie Sanders.

"I believe that everybody should have a right to an education, and healthcare, and I think he is more trustworthy than the other candidates," says Sheila Cavanaugh of Nashua.

Cavanaugh also said this is the first election she has become interested in because Sanders is the first person to run who she agrees with 100 percent.

Other voters say social media and the press plays a huge role in coverage of the candidates and some think the debates - this year especially - has lost its substance.

“I’m disappointed in the debates, I’m disappointed in people not being able to speak and I’m disappointed in some people having all the time focused in on them, ”says Gaudette.

With some voters being unsure of who to vote for next week, the Iowa Caucus can help determine their choice.

Tune-in to WBIN-TV Monday night at 9.p.m. for coverage.

Next Tuesday, New Hampshire Celebrates the one-hundredth anniversary of the first in the nation primary, a tradition, and a critical place to campaign as N.H.has been known to give candidates momentum going into primaries across the country. Voters expressed their concerns with candidates and who they see fit to fun the nation.

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