With their early contests, Iowa and New Hampshire have lured the presidential candidates to their states – and voters there say the face time matters.

Broad majorities of Democratic and Republican voters in both Iowa and New Hampshire say how much time a candidate has spent in their state is an important factor in their vote decision, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News polls. About seven in 10 voters in each state say so, including about 1 in 4 who call it “very” important.

Iowans are set to cast the first votes in the nation on January 3. New Hampshire has not yet set the date of its primary, though it is expected to follow shortly after Iowa.

Many New Hampshire primary voters will be watching the Iowa caucuses to help them decide which candidate to support. Nearly four in 10 voters there – especially women – say the results in Iowa will play at least a somewhat important role in their decision.

The Iowa poll was conducted by telephone November 2-11 with 1,273 caucus voters and has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus three percentage points. The New Hampshire poll was conducted Nov. 9-12 with 719 primary voters and has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 4 percentage points. Complete poll results and story are available here.