Clinton working hard to close Sanders lead in New Hampshire

23 Mar 2015, Washington, DC, USA --- Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton takes part in a Center for American Progress roundtable discussion on "Expanding Opportunities in America's Urban Areas" in Washington. --- Image by © Brooks Kraft/Corbis

There are two urgent and for important campaigns coming up for the Democratic presidential candidates in New Hampshire.

It appears Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders agree is a likely Sanders victory here, so Clinton is doing everything to close the margin of what the latest polls show is a gap of 20 percentage points or more while Sanders is working hard for a win that would give his presidential aspiration a good push.

The outcome of the polls might determine what happens after New Hampshire and which themes and issues will shape a potentially prolonged battle for the Democratic nomination.

At her recent appearances here this week, Clinton has tried to build a foundation to condition the choice before Democratic voters in the weeks ahead. “I’m a progressive who gets results” she reiterated this more often.

Clinton not totally giving up on New Hampshire

Clinton is not totally giving up on New Hampshire, she and her husband Bill Clinton has mounted come backs in the state in 2008 and in 1992. But even though victory is not sure for Clinton in Tuesday’s primary , Clinton is using the near end of the New Hampshire campaign to see if she could turn the table around in Nevada and South Carolina, as well as the dozens of big-state primaries and caucuses that follow in March and beyond.

It is said that Clinton is planing to leave New Hampshire briefly on Sunday for a quick arranged visit to Flint, Mich. She has regularly quoted the lead-poisoned water crisis in the economically depressed and majority-African American city as an example of racial and economic inequality.

“Hillary is looking across a much broader and more diverse Democratic Party than the New Hampshire electorate” said strategist Paul Begala, a Clinton loyalist. “An old professor of mine said there are parachutists and truffle hunters. Truffle hunters dig down real deep and focus on one thing, and parachutists look at the entire landscape. This is what’s going on here.”