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New Hampshire: Trump Regains Form, Sanders Annihilates Clinton

With Iowa past us, New Hampshire is the political battleground and the latest poll by UMass Lowell/7News has placed Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders at the top of their parties.

Which Democratic candidate would you vote for?

  • Bernie Sanders – 63%
  • Hillary Clinton – 30%

Which Republican candidate would you vote for?

  • Donald Trump – 38%
  • Ted Cruz – 14%
  • Marco Rubio – 10%
  • John Kasich – 9%
  • Jeb Bush – 9%

Sanders and Hillary Clinton tied in Iowa, but in reality, it was a coin toss that gave Clinton the less than 1 percent “victory” she was so proud to achieve. Iowa was a major failure for Clinton, who months ago was a shoe in to win the state.

For Sanders to win, he must keep applying pressure and stick to his game plan. His grassroots campaign is all about momentum and he is gaining it in significant ways. He should be able to score a respectable victory in New Hampshire, but he will more than likely lose in South Carolina. One of Sander’s biggest successes was his ability to get young people to vote and he will need to keep them voting if he wants to take Clinton down and win the Democratic nomination.

As for the Republicans, Trump was sorely disappointed with his loss to Ted Cruz. Still, Trump isn’t finished yet. Much of Cruz’s success in Iowa was based on his ability to appeal to the evangelical vote, something that he won’t be able to benefit from as much in other states.

The other big story out of Iowa was Marco Rubio’s emergence as a legitimate candidate. Analysts are predicting that he will replace Trump and eventually win the Republican nomination as he is popular with the establishment brand of Republicans. Still, this scenario is heavily dependent on the disappearance of Trump, something that seems highly unlikely to happen.

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