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Gateway to the Primary: Part 3

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This week, we're setting the stage for the New Hampshire Primary by visiting Derry each morning in our series, "Gateway to the Primary."

Politically, the town looks like the rest of the Granite State: About 40 percent of likely voters are "Undeclareds" while the rest of the population is evenly split among Republicans and Democrats.

But a new survey from the University of New Hampshire today finds the voters differ on the priority they give to immigration as an issue. For Republicans, it's number one. It just makes the top ten for Democrats, and is the fifth for "Undeclared" voters.

All this in a state that has relatively few immigrants. WBUR's Bianca Vazquez Toness reports today on how immigration resonates as an election issue in Derry.

We continue our series, "Gateway to the Primary," tomorrow with a report on how Derry voters count health care among their top issues. This series is produced by WBUR's Mark Navin, with web elements created by WBUR's Jesse Costa and Margaret Evans.

This program aired on December 19, 2007. The audio for this program is not available.

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