U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, an independent from Vermont and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, smiles during a campaign event at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena in Los Angeles, California, U.S., on Monday, Aug. 10, 2015. Some 27,000 people descended Monday night on the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, which has hosted acts such as Madonna and Pink Floyd, to hear from a raspy-voiced 73-year-old who has become the 2016 political season's breakout star.

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A CNN poll from this afternoon shows Trump, Ted Cruz and John Kasich tied at 24 percent

Taylor Lewis
Feb, 09, 2016

The New Hampshire primaries are underway, and political pundits expect Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump to come out victorious.

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The expected results differ drastically from last week’s Iowa caucuses, in which Republican hopeful Ted Cruz beat Trump, and Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton narrowly surpassed Sanders. However, as of earlier this afternoon, a CNN ticker has Cruz, John Kasich and Trump tied at 24 percent, while Clinton trails Sanders, 32 to 61.

Pending the results of the primaries, three of the remaining nine GOP candidates could drop out from the race. Experts say that another loss for John Kasich, Chris Christie and Jeb Bush could be detrimental to the donations they receive, effectively ending their campaigns.

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Polls close tonight at 7 p.m. ET. The next primaries will take place later this month in South Carolina.