The past three competitive GOP New Hampshire presidential primary winners have gone on to win the party’s nomination, unlike how the winner of the Iowa caucuses tends to fare. Here is how the past five winners of the Republican New Hampshire presidential primary have done after the contest in the Granite State.
2016: Donald Trump
Coming off of a defeat in Iowa, where he almost came in third place, Trump won the 2016 New Hampshire primary in commanding fashion. Trump finished behind Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) by roughly 3% in Iowa but finished roughly 20% ahead of the field in New Hampshire.
Trump had been the front-runner