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In other words: Primary influence

Barack Obama won the Iowa Democratic caucus while Republican Mike Huckabee got the G.O.P. nod in that state.

When it came time for New Hampshire residents to cast their ballots in their state’s primary, Republican John McCain got the tap from his party’s faithful while Hillary Clinton came out on top among Democrats in that state.

Ohioans will not cast their primary votes for nearly two more months

Will you be influenced by earlier-voting states?

“No. That’s not how you vote. I just don’t listen to them. I vote the way I want. Ain’t no one going to tell me my opinion.”

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Gary Wilson, Ironton.

“No. My mind is made up. I’m voting for Obama. I’m a Democrat.”

— Ron Howard, Ironton.

“ It doesn’t matter to me who gets to be president.”

— Bessie May, Willow Wood.

“No, it doesn’t influence me. I’m not in Iowa and I’m not in New Hampshire. I probably worry about different things.”

— Heath Wiseman, Pedro.

“No. I go my own way.”

— Jim Riedel, Ironton.