3/26/15, "Poll: More New Hampshire Republican Primary Voters Are Pro-Choice than Pro-Life," National Journal, Scott Bland
"A key reason why the New Hampshire GOP electorate is so moderate is
that less than 60 percent of it is actually made up of registered
Republicans. New Hampshire has an open primary system, meaning someone
doesn't have to be a member of a political party to vote in that party's
primary. More than one-third of the respondents in Suffolk's poll are
In 2012, exit polls
estimated that more than half of GOP primary voters in New Hampshire
weren't registered Republicans. So while New Hampshire primary voters might not all be members of the
GOP, they don't have to be in order to help determine who wins the
state's important early primary. After all, New Hampshire propelled both
John McCain and Mitt Romney forward after losses in Iowa in the past
two elections, and it could happen again in 2016."...
Comment: It didn't work for Scott Brown in 2014.