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republican rising. >> they tell me we have no chance. >> while the democrats are neck and neck. >> a stand here tonight breathing a big sigh of relief. thank you, iowa. >> iowa, thank you. >> now it's on to new hampshire to prepare for the primary. >> republicans had their winner not long after the caucuses ended. >> but democrats had to wait until this morning. what a night and what a day. ted cruz and hillary clinton declaring victory but there wasn't a lot of time to celebrate because all of the candidates hit the ground running in new hampshire. we have all of the reports of the candidates ahead in the primary. john, they must be riding high off iowa. >>reporter: momentum is everything. politics is like sports. the momentum's big but
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ted cruz does have momentum over his four-point win over the donald. >> y'all treat politics in new hampshire like we treat football in texas. >>reporter: fresh from a convincing within in iowa, ted cruz told us he's feeling confident about the future even though he believes the country sin terrible shape. >> what we're seeing is so encouraging. it's what we're seeing in new hampshire and all across the country is we're seeing that old reagan collision coming back together. we're seeing conservatives and evangelicals and libertarians and reagan democrats all uniting. cruz had the crowd reeling when he said he checks his cell phone for trump ion results. they came to see cruz, yes, but also his wife heidi and one of their two daughters. >> my overwhelming feeling last night was
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>> like his imgrace policy -- immigration policy. >>reporter: momentum is great but can cruz overcome a 24 point lead trump has over him in a tracking poll. we'll talk to him at 6:00. jonathan hall, 7 news. a lot of people talking about donald trump's fall from first today. >> it's likely even he was surprised by the results in iowa. after the loss trump spoke but he stayed silent on social media for nearly 15 hours and then came this twitter tirade. brandon gunnoe has more from new hampshire today where trump is holding his first event of the day. >>reporter: for a man who always cast himself as the ultimate winner, a rare show of graciousness from donald trump
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>> i want to tell you something. i'm just honored, i'm really honored and i want to congratulate ted and all of the incredible candidates. >>reporter: the poll mentioned just one set of numbers and for the first time sounded cautious about his chances in new hampshire. >> we're 28 points ahead, okay. new hampshire, we love new hampshire. i think we're going to be proclaiming victory, i hope. >>reporter: and after that silence, even on twitter from a candidate who is very active on social media. until late this morning the tweets started again. my experience in iowa was a great one. i started out with all the experts saying i couldn't do well there and ended up in second place, nice. and so did the blame game. because i was told i could not do well in iowa, i spent very little there. a fraction of cruz and rubio. came in on a strong second. great honor. >> one other note from the trump campaign, former senator scott
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at his rally in milford last night and nbc news is reporting that brown will endorse trump at that event. keeping watching. a big night for florida senator marco rubio, he secured a stronger than expected third place finish in iowa. he was out early campaigning and is hoping to gain even more momentum as he heads into next week's vote. jennifer eagan in exeter, new hampshire with more on how last night could help him. >>reporter: senator marco rubio leading voters in new hampshire. i can do that better running. >>reporter: his visit to a diner in manchester coming hours after celebrating his third place finish in iowa. >> after seven years of barack obama we are not waiting any longer to take our country back. >> rubio's campaign is considering third place a win. he was one point behind donald trump and is positioning himself as the most electable public candidate.
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afford hillary clinton or bernie sanders. not only am i principalled and strong conservative but i can grow the conservative. i can take our message to people that have not voted for us before and bring them on into the conservative movement. that means we win the election and win the future. >> jennifer eagan covering the republican marco rubio. not as clear for the democrats in iowa. the candidates in a virtual deadlock but hillary clinton declared the win by an oh, so razor thin margin. the campaign sees a win though. no matter how small, it's a win. clinton was out trying to sway the undecideds. >>reporter: hillary clinton getting ready for a big rally here at the high school in hampton, new hampshire. after winning in iowa last night. she comes to new hampshire with her work cut out for her here but she says she has come from behind before in
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hopeful she can do it again. >>reporter: hillary clinton with her husband, the former president, trying to fire up supporters as she heads into the hampshire primary. >> stand up for me, fight for me, and when we win, i will stand up and fight for you. >>reporter: after putting anonymous resources into the iowa campaign, clinton tried to put the best spin on winning the iowa caucuses with a 1%. >> i am so thrilled to have won. i'll tell you why. it's hard and everybody said if there's a big turnout, that would not be the best outcome for me. it turned out to be a fine outcome. >>reporter: clinton is trailing far behind in the polls but she believes in iowa win will give her the momentum she needs to win here in new hampshire. are you concerned about trailing so far behind in the polls here in new
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>> when i got here in '08, i lost in iowa, as you remember, andive quite far behind. i'm going to do exactly now hey did then. >>reporter: and what she did then, that got her across the finish line and she did win the primary eight years ago. clinton and bernie sanders are going to be crossing paths three times in the coming days at a forum and debate and political dinner. it's going to be one intense week. i'm byron barnett, 7 news. >> interesting, no doubt. bernie sanders definitely not saying last night as any sort of loss. kimberly bookman in keene with how he plans to ride this wave of support in new hampshire. kimberly? >>reporter: well, i can tell you, this was the first time for new hampshire voters to see and hear from senator sanders since that tight race in iowa. she lined up for a 3:00 event here in keene, new hampshire at this theater.
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hour. they packed the place they were really very, very excited. more local people showed up at the airport as well when sanders arrived in the wee hours of the morning. the 74-year-old democratic presidential candidate got on the stage and he said last night we began a revolution. of course he was alluding to the theme of his campaign to take on wall street and get wage equality but it was also meant as a big thank you to his grass root efforts getting people out to caucus and given a chance many thought was impossible a month ago. today he was back to platform. >> in vermont and here in new hampshire i know we got so many people economically. are you guys ready for a radical idea? together we are going to rought an economy that works for working
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the 1%. >>reporter: now right here in new hampshire at this time, polls. he is hoping to keep that momentum. leading up to the primary, he is going to hold all of these vbz to get out the vote and remind people to go to the polls on primary tuesday. reporting live from keene, new hampshire, kimberly bookman, 7 news. chris christie met with supporters in several stops today. he says he's banking on a new hampshire win to catapult his campaign to the white house. he spoke to a large crowd in rindge. graham said he thinks bush still has what it nomination. our new and exclusive poll numbers show two clear front-runners in the new
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despite his disappoint ing in iowa, donald trump has 38%, ted cruz is second with 14 and marco rubio is third with 10%. the rest of the republicans are in the low single digits. chris christie 5, ben carson and carly fee -- fiorina get three. we're already seeing some movement. donald trump you see there just holding steady but ted cruz is up two points and marco rubio has climbed into third place. no chain for john kasich or jeb bush. on the democratic side it does not appear to be a close call in new hampshire. unour tracking a bit of a surprise. a 2% increase for bernie sanders, widening his already huge margin but things could change.
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andy hiller live in manchester to explain. hey, andy, what a night. >>reporter: great night, long day, terrific week. when new hampshire voters say they are for a candidate, how for are they, how committed? the answer is not very. you see the candidates surround bid cheering supporters all across the congratulate. you assume the candidates have won their votes but you shouldn't. even if a voter says she' made up her mind. our exclusive 7 news-umass lowell poll those 44% of republicans and 24% of democrats say they can still chain their minds. so dope be fooled by a small undecided number on a poll because they may not be so small. >> this is something that we're more lickly to see in primaries than in general elections because in primaries voters like most of the candidates and so they wait up until the end to
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>> but some candidates's voters are less undecided than others. no surprise, bernie sanders supporters are the most loyal, only 19% may change their minds. but hillary clinton does pretty well too. 21% of her supporters could switch. >> we will go on to easily beat hillary or bernie or whoever the hell they throw up there. >>reporter: donald trump has the most loyal republican supporters. 31% could change their mind. for ted cruz the number is 42%. for marco rubio 43%. explanation. >> well, the number for trump is stable but what we're looking at here are all the not trump voters who are still trying to decide who to vote for and there are so many choices. >> welcome back. here's what that means. the only way to know who voters wil ultimately chose is to ask them right up until the time they go to the polls. and that's why that's doing.
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i'm andy hiller, 7 news. >> good do you see, andy. we'll be back for sure. a lot more poll coverage still to come tonight. in fact, it's magic. there's andy hiller. he will be talking with our pollster at 5:30. if you have questions for andy hiller or our pollster, we would love to hear them and we'll pass them along so tweet us with the hashtag primaryon7. you can e-mail us at be sure to stay with 7 on-air on-line for complete coverage leading up to this new hampshire primary a week from today. very important for the race to the president. you can also find the latest on our website.
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wanted to let you know that we're following breaking news from dedham where the mbta confirms that a than was hit on the commuter rail tracks and has passed away from injuries. this is causing delays and passengers are being bused between the readville and dedham commute rail stops. we'll continue to follow this breaking story. also breaking tonight a child rushed to the hospital over the roxbury has died. we did see a very heavy police presence at that home on sunday night. >> so the circumstances around the death are investigation. let's get to the breaking news desk with the latest for us. >>reporter: that little boy was rushed to the hospital on sunday with breathing problems and in critical condition at that time. on sunday police first responded to what they are calling a trauma incident. that was at the home you see here on alpine street and roxbury. the child died at boston medical center recently. detectives have not said exactly what happened to
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incident on sunday. they are investigating though. boston police are still actively involved in that. we're going to stay on top of this investigation for you as well. 7 news. and much more still ahead tonight. cause for concern in east boston when a jeep plows into some scaffolding and why did it take so long to remove that s.u.v.? and then bill cosby back in court. the comedian trying to get charges against him dropped. we will have details. at 5:30 a troubling trend in worcester. we'll have the latest on up.
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>> this morning around 8:30 there was a two-car accident, four people involved, two children. one of the vehicles ended up into the building, as you see here. the one vehicle struck the scaffolding and right now there's a real danger of collapse. >>reporter: tuesday morning chaos steered into this construction site putting everyone in this neighborhood on edge. firefighters say luckily no one was hurt because everyone at this east boston building was not working for winter. the scaffolding covering the building will most likely have to slow down but they are glad everyone is okay. >> nobody's in any kind of danger rate now. >>reporter: this building is going to be converted into a boutique hotel it. used to be a factory that made pea coats for the navy. in east boston tonight, kelli o'hara, 7 news. comedian and entertainer bill cosby fighting back in a pennsylvania courtroom today. cosby's attorneys are
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assault charges thrown out. ryan schulteis is here to walk us through the argument. >>reporter: cosby made a deal with the district attorney that should lead to the case being thrown out. they say the d.a. promised back then not to criminally purchases cute the actor if he testified in the civil case. cosby did that and the case was settled. now the judge will decide if cosby's words can be used against him in the case. >> i remember thinking that he probably did do something inappropriate but thinking that and being able to prove it are two different things. >> so more than 50 women have accused cosby of assaulting him and he denies all those claims. ryan schulteis, 7 news. clear skies right
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following the new hampshire primary and the candidates coming to new hampshire to take part with it one week ago today and you're taking a look alive, you saw the word trump. that in fact is donald trump arriving in new hampshire. he is ready to start the campaigning in new hampshire where he leads very handily in the polls. and he has an event tonight in milford, new hampshire.
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stay with us for continuing coverage on the race for the white house. mostly sunny skies in nashua right now at 43. jaffrey at 37. beverly 42. here in boston they had a high of 50. now at 42 degree our next weather system is in the midwest. in fact, a lot of snow in iowa overnight last night and early this morning but we are going to be on the warm side of that weather system tracking rain drops heading into new england by tomorrow afternoon. clouds on the increase overnight tonight. it's a mild night by early february standards. your morning commute drive. periods of rain arriving first in the worcester hills and southern new hampshire around noon and then i think metro boston closer to 2:00 p.m. with winds developing later tomorrow afternoon. it is a mild day. temps between 50 and 55. the green and the yellow indicating steady rainfall. occasionally burst of heavy rainfall back through the monadnock
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i think you can get through most of the day on the cape without a rain drop. your rain does not show up until tomorrow night and everything will sweep offshore overnight tomorrow night. downtown boston gusting 25 to 30 miles per hour. from that storm system there moving away but moving away slowly. so a lot of clouds on thursday and there might actually be a little bit of lie snow on cape cod on friday morning as the air cool off. nothing in boston on friday with developing sun, upper 30s. saturday and sunday with a mix of clouds an sunshine. seasonably mild. mid 406789z 7 news at 5:00 coming back after
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glad you're with us. there's another hour of news to get to and a lot to get to. i'm adam williams. >> i'm kim khazei. 7 news at 5:30 starts right now. now at 5:30 a robber opens fire on a cab driver in worcester. police now asking for the public's health. then a frightening day on the job. a store clerk playing it cool before putting his life on the line. a dangerous encounter caught on camera. and the race for the white house is in full effect for new hampshire. the candidates taking their campaigns on the road up iowa. rain and near-record warmth on the way for tomorrow. breaking news first here at 5:30, a child who was rushed to the hospital this weekend from a home in roxburys of died. police say the three-year-old suffered traumatic injuries. circumstances of the death are still under investigation. adam williams joins us with more on this tragic story. >>reporter: the little boy was rushed to the hospital on sunday with breathing problems.
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