As Iowans go to church basements and school cafeterias tonight to make their picks for president, there's a group of New Hampshire voters who'll be paying close attention too: the "independents."
"Independents" make up some 40 percent of eligible voters in the Granite State. They can vote in either party primary and often they choose the one with the more exciting contest. So where will they go this time around and how much could they sway the outcomes?
Jennifer Donahue joins WBUR's Bob Oakes to consider the possibilities. She's Senior Advisor to the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm's College in Manchester.
This program aired on January 3, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.