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Trump Obliterates His Opponents in Georgia

The latest Georgia primary poll by WSB/Landmark has revealed that Donald Trump holds nearly a triple lead over his closest opponent.

Which Republican candidate would you vote for?

  • Donald Trump – 43%
  • Ted Cruz – 16%
  • Marco Rubio – 11%
  • Ben Carson – 7%

Trump is the greatest enigma to ever exist in modern American politics. There is no logical way to predict his political trends and eventual downfall.

If any other candidate made such racist remarks, there campaign would be over immediately. Somehow, Trump has managed to gain ground in the polls, not lose it.

Trump will eventually collapse when the election becomes more serious, but for now, racists, Republicans, and undecided voters are flocking to his bombastic style and they are loving every moment of Trumpmania.

Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio are trailing Trump, but the two candidates are eagerly awaiting his collapse and will gobble up his supporters when that collapse does come. For now, they will have to patiently campaign and maintain their current standing in the major polls.

Ben Carson’s campaign is more or less finished. The candidate is playing catch up and voters are no longer interested in his platform. His foreign policy blunders in a political climate that is dominated by talk of ISIS and terrorism have cost him valuable support.

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Clinton Cleans up Against the Republicans

The latest round of political polls by MSNBC/Telemundo/Marist have revealed that Hillary Clinton has managed to beat every single Republican candidate.

  • Donald Trump – 41%
  • Hillary Clinton – 52%
  • Hillary Clinton – 51%
  • Ted Cruz – 44%
  • Hillary Clinton – 48%
  • Marco Rubio – 45%
  • Hillary Clinton – 48%
  • Ben Carson – 47%
  • Hillary Clinton – 49%
  • Jeb Bush – 45%

This is the first poll in recent weeks where Clinton beat all of the Republican challengers. Typically, she would beat Donald Trump and lose to the other candidates. These results are a good sign for Clinton and it shows that her campaign is doing well and that she has a strong chance of defeating whatever candidate the Republicans throw at her.

Realistically, Clinton wants to face Trump or Ben Carson in an election. Trump and Carson, both extreme candidates, would get ridiculed by her in an eleciton cycle and she could easily expose them in a debate. On the other hand, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz would have a better chance of matching up against her in the eyes of voters. Both candidates are experienced Senators and have a stronger grasp on the nuisances required to be successful politicians.

As for Jeb Bush, his campaign is in a lot of trouble. While the polling margin was close, he will never escape the nomination process because he cannot convince voters that he is relevant.

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Trump Wins Top Spot in the National Republican Primary Averages

The latest trends from Huffpost Pollster have revealed that Donald Trump is still the leading candidate for the Republican Party, coming in at the top and maintaining the best average.

Candidate Averages:

  • Donald Trump – 35.8%
  • Ben Carson – 14.8%
  • Ted Cruz – 13.8%
  • Marco Rubio – 12.9%
  • Jeb Bush – 5.6%

Donald Trump’s polling average has remained strong for the last few months. While he slipped up for a little bit, he has managed to regain his form and has capitalized on the recent string of terrorism, using it to bolster his anti-immigration platform.

Ben Carson’s time in the spotlight is over. He was a popular choice for most of fall, but his weaknesses have been exposed and he doesn’t have anything of value to offer over Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, and Trump.

Rubio and Cruz are the two remaining candidates that are closest to the GOP establishment type of candidate that the party would like to elect. Trump is a wildcard for the GOP and they are fearful to head into 2016 with him in charge. In a general election, Trump could score a victory over Hillary Clinton, or he could lead the party to an immense embarrassment that sees them fall further into the fringes of America politics.

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CNN/ORC: Trump and Clinton Crush the Competition

The latest CNN/ORC poll revealed that Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton hold a massive lead over their rivals.

Which Republican candidate would you vote for?

  • Donald Trump – 36%
  • Ben Carson – 14%
  • Ted Cruz – 16%
  • Marco Rubio – 12%

Which Democratic candidate would you vote for?

  • Hillary Clinton – 58%
  • Bernie Sanders – 30%

Somehow Trump is holding the lead. Blunder after blunder leaves critics thinking Trump’s reign is over, but he always stays at the top and he continues to dig himself deeper into political purgatory.

His war on Mexicans, Muslims, Jews, women, and any other group you can think of has left many moderates scratching their heads. Yet, anti-immigration and far-right voters flock to Trump and view him as the next messiah.

Second place for the Republicans is a dicey affair as of late. Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, and Marco Rubio are battling it out. Carson has been slumping in the polls and has fallen off the map as of late, while Cruz and Rubio are gaining and working hard to challenge Trump. Both Cruz and Rubio are establishment GOP candidates and it is likely that they will rise to the top should he fall.

Clinton is still dominating the Democrats. Her lead is secure and Bernie Sanders is struggling to overtake her in the polls. If Clinton continues to run a safe campaign, she should be able to edge out Sanders and head into 2016 as the Democrats candidate.

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Trump Tops the Republican Party, Carson Slumps

The latest Republican national poll by Quinnipiac has revealed that Donald Trump is in the lead of the Republican Party. Coming in second was Marco Rubio, and tying for third were Ben Carson and Ted Cruz.

Which Republican candidate would you vote for?

  • Donald Trump – 27%
  • Marco Rubio – 17%
  • Ben Carson – 16%
  • Ted Cruz – 16%
  • Jeb Bush – 5%

Trump, despite his media disasters, continues to lead the Republicans. In past elections, a candidate acting like Trump has would have been crucified. This hasn’t happened to Trump yet and he has given voters every reason to push him away.

Voters are apathetic towards the current political system and many of them view Trump as a way to break the status quo and to vote in a politician who doesn’t care about being politically correct.

Carson has been struggling to build momentum in the polls for several weeks now. He had a few foreign policy blunders and hasn’t provided anything of substance since his strong performances in the early elections. Trump has also worked hard to bash Carson and to bring out his flaws.

The two sleeper candidates for the Republicans are both Rubio and Cruz. Both of them have served in the Senate, understand the political system, and are closely linked to the GOP establishment. Should Trump fall, expect to see either of these two rapidly increase in the polls and replace him at the top.

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Trumps Dominates Massachusetts, Cruz Surges

The latest Massachusetts poll by the Boston Globe/Suffolk has revealed that Donald Trump is leading the Republicans, followed in second by Ted Cruz and Ben Carson in third.

Which Republican candidate would you vote for?

  • Donald Trump – 25%
  • Ted Cruz – 23%
  • Ben Carson – 18%
  • Marco Rubio – 13%

Trump is still the man to beat for the other candidates vying for the Republican nomination.

Carson managed to come in second in this poll, but he has been slipping in the polls for a few weeks and has a lot of ground to make up if he wants to topple Trump or the newly surging Cruz.

On the topic of Cruz, he is starting to make up some serious ground in the polls and may be able to challenge Trump for the top spot. Cruz is the candidate that is closest to the GOP establishment line of thinking and he is all about big guns, tax breaks for businesses, and foreign conflicts. Unlike Trump and Carson, Cruz also excels at being a better politician. His time in the U.S. Senate has trained him in the ways of crafting and passing policies, something that would prove invaluable for a president.

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Iowa: Trump Leads, Cruz Gains, Carson Slumps

The latest Iowa poll by Quinnipiac has revealed that Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are the candidates to beat in Iowa.

Which Republican candidate would you vote for?

  • Donald Trump – 25%
  • Ted Cruz – 23%
  • Ben Carson – 18%
  • Marco Rubio – 13%
  • Jeb Bush – 4%

Trump continues to lead the Republican Party. He has performed very well with his racist agenda and anti-immigration platform. As of now, voters are enamored by his willingness to say whatever comes to his mind. Lately, Trump has been the focus of the media after he made several insensitive comments about Muslims and retweeted an incorrect statistic about African-American homicides that was originally tweeted by a white supremacist.

The biggest surprise in this poll was Cruz. He is a much more sensible choice for a voter who wants a Republican candidate that is knowledgeable of foreign policy. Cruz follows the party line, is a devout Christian, and knows how to play the conservative game. Unlike Trump, who at times is a buffoon, Cruz understands the intricacies of foreign policy and how to properly deal with situations, even if his solutions are conservative in nature.

Ben Carson continues to struggle in the polls. Voters are catching on to his inconsistencies and his inabilities. While Carson is a talented doctor, those skills do not automatically makes him a sound politician and his foreign policy blunders are noteworthy and something that voters should heavily consider when voting.

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National Poll: Trump and Clinton Lead the Way

If you support Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, the results of the latest ABC/Washington Post survey will satisfy you. Trump built up a 10 point leader over Ben Carson, while Clinton defeated Sanders by 26 points.

Which Republican candidate would you vote for?

  • Donald Trump – 32%
  • Ben Carson – 22%
  • Marco Rubio – 11%
  • Ted Cruz – 8%
  • Jeb Bush – 6%

Which Democratic candidate would you vote for?

  • Hillary Clinton – 60%
  • Bernie Sanders – 34%

Trump has managed to solidify his lead after having it disappear for a few weeks. Carson, Rubio, and Cruz are still threats to him in the polls, but he perfectly capitalized on the fear mongering caused by the Paris terror attacks and he used it to advance his immigration platform and racist policies.

As for candidates like Jeb Bush and Carly Fiorina, they have no chance of climbing the polls and will most likely call it quits before the nomination process is concluded. Fiorina was popular for a few weeks following the earlier debates, but that support has all but evaporated as she has been exposed as candidate with little talent that has nothing to offer beyond the Republican stereotypes.

Sanders struggled to maintain parity with Clinton in this poll. He has been viciously preaching his left-wing platform, trying to capture voters and to convince them that he is the best choice for progressives. Clinton is far more centrist and closer to Republican values, while Sanders offers an agenda that is truly focused on restoring the middle class and keeping the United States out of wasteful conflicts in the Middle East.

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New Hampshire: Trump Shines, Sanders Topples Clinton

The latest New Hampshire survey by Fox News has revealed that Donald Trump continues to hold a commanding lead over the Republicans, while Hillary Clinton has lost her entire lead to Bernie Sanders.

Which Democratic candidate would you vote for?

  • Bernie Sanders – 45%
  • Hillary Clinton – 44%
  • Martin O’Malley – 5%

Which Republican candidate would you vote for?

  • Donald Trump – 27%
  • Ben Carson – 18%
  • Ted Cruz – 18%
  • Marco Rubio – 16%

There are many interesting results from this survey. Trump is still the king of the Republicans, nothing has changed there. Ben Carson’s numbers are stagnating and both Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio are poised to overtake him in the polls. Cruz is as equally religious as Carson, but he has a better grip on politics, foreign policy, and the general subtleties requires of a politician.

Even more interesting was the fact that Clinton lost to Sanders in this poll. For nearly a month, Clinton has maintained a staggering lead over Sanders, often beating him by 20 to 30 points. However, in this poll, she lost to Sanders by 1 point. While this loss is well within the margin of error, it is cause for concern that Sanders managed to erase her double digit lead. The biggest enemy to the Clinton campaign is a momentous Sanders. If Sanders can capitalize on the momentum, he may be able to push into 2016 as the lead Democratic candidate and become the next president of the United States.

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Trump Regains the Lead in New Hampshire, Rubio Ties Carson

Donald Trump is back on top in New Hampshire. The latest poll by WBUR/MassINC placed Trump in the lead, while both Ben Carson and Marco Rubio tied for second.

Which Republican candidate would you vote for?

  • Donald Trump – 23%
  • Marco Rubio – 13%
  • Ben Carson – 13%
  • Ted Cruz – 8%
  • John Kasich – 7%
  • Jeb Bush – 7%

Trump has taken advantage of the recent Paris terror attacks to boost his racist immigration agenda. He once proclaimed that he loved Muslims, but now he clearly hates them and wants to keep them out of the United States at all costs. This flip-flop of policy deserves notice and should serve as evidence that Trump will say anything at all to win votes and that isn’t honest about anything he says, besides his racism. His new policy is to keep Syrian refugees out of the United States ,and he is pushing for it using momentum generated by the Paris terror attacks.

Rubio and Carson tied for second in this poll. Carson polls well in certain states and struggles in others. His policies are firmly against immigration, but he is far more radical than Trump when it comes to religion and preserving religious rights.

Rubio continues to gain on Trump and Carson. He is a more moderate choice for the GOP and someone undecided voters would consider if they were choosing between the aforementioned two. Look for Rubio to gain in the polls as the nomination approaches.

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