On the trail: Bye, bye first-in-the-nation primary?
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Nearly half of likely Democratic presidential primary voters in New Hampshire would be open to the idea of one or two other states holding their White House contests on the same day as the Granite State’s first-in-the-nation primary, according to a new public opinion poll.
New Hampshire’s tradition of holding the nation’s first presidential primary dates back a century. It’s a time-honored tradition – backed up by state law – that the Granite State cherishes but also has to vigorously defend every few years. And this cycle is no different – with an emphasis on the national Democratic Party’s increasingly diverse electorate, there have been numerous calls for a revamping of the system that allows Iowa and New Hampshire – two overwhelmingly white states – to kick off the presidential nominating calendar.