It was a nailbiter for Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, but she finally beat Barack Obama in the New Hampshire primary. According to polls (and pundits), Clinton was trailing Obama as much as 10% as late as the even of the primary:
In Iowa, Clinton lost out to Obama among women 35 percent to 30 percent. In New Hampshire, however, 45 percent of female Democratic primary voters picked Clinton, compared to 36 percent who went for Obama.
Older voters also overwhelmingly outnumbered younger voters, a proportion that benefited Clinton. Sixty-seven percent of Democratic primary voters were over the age of 40, and they were breaking heavily for Clinton over Obama.
On the Republican side, John McCain handily beat his closest rival Mitt Romney even though before the primaries, Romney had been leading in the polls (just like the situation Clinton was in).
Link: CNN article
Trivia: I just found out that Mitt Romney's first name is Willard, named after Willard Marriott (of the hotel fame!). "Mitt" comes from Milton Romney, who played quarterback for the Chicago Bears in the 1920s.