PORTSMOUTH, N.H. -- As polls show her support sagging just one day before the New Hampshire primary, Senator Hillary Clinton welled up with tears in her eyes when responding to a personal question from an undecided voter.
Marianne Pernold, 64, a freelance photographer, asked Clinton: "As a woman I know it is hard to get out of the house. And my question is very personal. How do you keep upbeat and look so good all the time?"
Clinton paused, said that "special" days she has some "help" with her make-up. But then her voice broke and tears welled up in her eyes.
"It's not easy. It's not easy," she said. "This is very personal for me. It is not just political. It is not just public. I see what's happening. We have to reverse it. And some people think elections are a game; think like who is up who is down. It's about our country.
"Some of us are right and some of us are wrong. Some of us are ready and some of us are not. Some us know what we will do on day one and some of us haven't thought it through enough," she said.
The question took place toward the end of an hour long conversation with 14 undecided voters at a coffee shop.
The response to her emotion was very positive.
"She definitely teared up. I believe her," said Elizabeth Holcomb, from Exeter, who sat close to Clinton. "I believe that what she says comes from her heart."