Trump More Than Doubles Obama’s 2012 New Hampshire Vote Total

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Shelby Talcott Senior White House Correspondent
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President Donald Trump won more than double the votes in the New Hampshire primary Tuesday than former President Barack Obama did in 2012, according to early results.

Trump scored over 112,000 votes among Republican and independent voters in the New Hampshire primary, according to CNN’s tracker. Meanwhile, Obama saw around 49,000 votes in the state in 2012 among Democrat voters, the Washington Examiner reported.

“Fake News @CNN and MSDNC have not surprisingly refused to talk about my record setting number of voters in New Hampshire (and in Iowa),” Trump tweeted Wednesday morning. “That’s why they are poorly rated Fake News! I will win both states in November.”

Democratic Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders won the Democratic primary in New Hampshire Tuesday, seeing just over 70,000 votes according to early polling numbers. Sanders also outscored Obama – with a contested field. Obama’s 2012 numbers came when he ran uncontested for reelection.

Exit polls conducted by CBS News found that almost two-thirds of participants would prefer a candidate who could beat Trump in the general election than one who aligns with their policy beliefs. Almost half of voters picked who they’d be voting for Tuesday in “the last few days,” the poll also found. (RELATED: President And Vice President Attend Dignified Transfer Ceremony For ‘Fallen Heroes,’ The First Time Both Have Done So Since 2009)