As Democratic presidential candidates continue to criss cross the state of New Hampshire looking for all the votes they can find, a pattern has emerged:
Voters are looking for someone who can beat Donald Trump.
According to a CNN exit poll from Iowa, more than six in 10 Iowa caucus goers said they would rather nominate a “candidate who can beat Donald Trump” as opposed to pick someone who agrees with them on most issues.
That sentiment seems to have followed into New Hampshirebased on the messages the candidates and their surrogates are putting forward.
“I am the one to defeat Donald Trump because I know how to fight and I know how to win,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren said at one of her events in Nashua, New Hampshire Wednesday.
In an event in Nashua the day before, former Vice President Joe Biden made his case. “I am the only candidate who can defeat Donald Trump because I have the experience.”
Both comments earned big rounds of applause.
But Steve Marchand, the former mayor of Portsmouth, NH and the opening speaker for Andrew Yang rallies around the state Thursday, added that voters do not have to make a choice on this issue.
“Most of you feel like you have to make a choice between picking a candidate who you agree with on the issues or someone who can beat Donald Trump,” he said. “Well, I’m here to tell you that a candidate who does both exists and his name is Andrew Yang.”
The voters will make their choice in the primary on Tues., Feb. 11.