While the small voting population is not often representative, some residents of Dixville Notch boast that their tiny town has called the state in the past. Few recent elections have resulted in a tie, but it accurately predicted the eventual nominee in the past few Republican primaries.
Aside from front runner Mitt Romney, all other major candidates saw their poll numbers surge and then crash at some point in the lead up to the primary. Huntsman's numbers ticked upward over the past week for the first time. The AP reports that Huntsman has bet his entire candidacy on New Hampshire, and that while Romney's poll numbers are good, Huntsman may have strength with independents:
Notoriously late to decide and difficult to poll, roughly 4 in 10 of the state's voters are not registered with any party. And election law gives them a prominent role in Tuesday's presidential primary. Huntsman has been unsuccessful in his months-long appeal to traditional conservatives and recently shifted strategy to make an aggressive play for independents.