Independents Propel McCain To Victory In NH

03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

John McCain got a big boost of independent support in the push to his projected victory in New Hampshire's Republican primary, exit polls show.

Independents are allowed to choose whether to vote in the Republican or Democratic primaries in New Hampshire. Thirty-seven percent of those who cast a GOP ballot Tuesday identified themselves as independents, according to the exit polls.

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