Was Hillary Clinton’s slim margin of victory over Bernie Sanders in the Iowa Democratic caucus this week a surprise to you, and does it alter your expectation of who may ultimately win the party’s nomination?
“I’m a Hillary man. I don’t think she’s going to win where she is now because that’s in that guy’s neighborhood more or less and she’s 30 points behind. But she’s going to win.” — Cleo Graham, Gibson
“I think it showed that Mr. Sanders has done an excellent job on the ground in terms of counteracting the Clinton machine. When it comes to the Republican ticket, I think the hype of Mr. Trump and his star power created an aura consistent with what people are feeling today in terms of economics and in regards to where the country’s going. I think that he actually got a great cross-section of what American’s thinking. I really believe that it’s going to be a very exciting season for politics.” — Walter Jackson, Scotland County Democratic Party president
“It didn’t surprise me; you knew it was going to be close. I think Sanders has reached a lot of people by saying that the rich are running this country. I think the average person feels that way and I think Hillary Clinton, she’s got to get a little bit of that on her platform and start saying it.” — Mac McInnis, Laurinburg
“I’m not really surprised; I thought it would be a close election. My feeling is that it will probably be Hillary still, on name recognition for one thing and having been Secretary of State the experience.” — Barbara Pierce, Wagram
“I thought it was going to be close; they’ve been saying it all along in the surveys they’ve been taking that Bernie Sanders has been catching up. I think that Hillary Clinton will be the nominee.” — Larkin King, Laurinburg