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National Poll: Trump Barely Leads Cruz, Sanders Takes over the Dems

The latest round of national polls by McClatchy/Marist have placed Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders in the lead of their respective parties.

Which Republican candidate would you vote for?

  • Donald Trump – 40%
  • Ted Cruz – 35%
  • John Kasich – 20%

Which Democratic candidate would you vote for?

  • Bernie Sanders – 49%
  • Hillary Clinton – 47%

How the mighty have fallen. After winning most of the South, Clinton looked unstoppable and many ruled out Sanders as a legitimate candidate. While the road is still rocky for him, he has proven that he can hang with Clinton and he continues to make her path to the presidency as difficult as possible.

The relationship between Clinton and Sanders took a nasty turn on Wednesday, after Clinton refused to admit that Sanders was qualified to be president. Due to this, Sanders tore Clinton apart in a speech, tarnishing her voting record and vocally saying that he didn’t believe she was qualified to be president. No matter who the Democrats choose, this primary has been a brutal one.

As for the Republicans, Trump lost Wisconsin, as many of the polls suggested he would. Ted Cruz is closing the gap on Trump, but he still trails by a large amount of delegates. At this point, it looks like neither candidate will clinch the nomination before the convention. Instead, both Trump and Cruz will battle it out at the convention, with Trump the most likely to emerge victorious. Either way, the Republican Party is in trouble come general election time, as both of their leading candidates are terrible choices to run on the national level.

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Trump Dominates in New York, Cruz Retreats

Ted Cruz is learning a hard lesson about the “New York values” he so openly criticized months ago. In the latest poll by Monmouth, Donald Trump led the way, followed by John Kasich, and a distant Cruz in third.

Which Republican candidate would you vote for?

  • Donald Trump – 52%
  • John Kasich – 25%
  • Ted Cruz – 17%

Trump embodies the New York City lifestyle of the 1980s. He is a businessman, understands the culture, is vulgar, and direct. He should have no issue winning New York and taking home a respectable amount of delegates in the process.

Kasich is a useless candidate at this point and he is only staying in the race to try and stall Trump’s advances. He will win a few delegates in New York, but will not win the primary or any other primaries for that matter. If he can prevent Trump for securing the nomination before the convention, he will consider his campaign a massive success.

Cruz has no friends in New York. He has openly insulted the state in the past and he embodies that creepy and religious Texan stereotype. He is judgemental, pretends to be a perfect Christian, and is everything that sensible people on the East Coast hate in a candidate. Expect a poor performance by him in New York, which will hurt his chances at defeating Donald Trump before the convention.

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Trouble Brewing for Trump and Clinton in Wisconsin

The latest Wisconsin poll by Emerson has placed both Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders ahead of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

Which Democratic candidate would you vote for?

  • Bernie Sanders – 51%
  • Hillary Clinton – 43%

Which Republican candidate would you vote for?

  • Ted Cruz – 40%
  • Donald Trump – 35%
  • John Kasich – 21%

The mainstream media called Sanders a dead candidate after he struggled early on in the primaries. However, he has managed to win 6 of his last 7 primaries and most of those wins have been by large margins. He is still behind in delegates, but the gap isn’t an impossible one to close and he appears to have all the momentum in his favor.

For Clinton, she still leads, but she has to know that her lead isn’t safe and could quickly evaporate if she continues to perform poorly in the upcoming primaries. A disappointing outcome in Wisconsin could accelerate her political downfall and could provide Sanders with enough fuel to start robbing her of her cherished superdelegates.

For the Republicans, Trump is still the king of the party, but over the last few weeks he has realized that his lead isn’t safe and that Cruz is a legitimate candidate that could beat him. A Cruz victory would require a lot of factors to go in his favor, yet if we’ve learned anything about this election, it’s that you should always expect the unexpected.

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Trump and Clinton’s Leads Continue to Evaporate

Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are starting to feel the heat as Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders continue to close the gap. The data provided was collected by IBD/TIPP.

Which Democratic candidate would you vote for?

  • Hillary Clinton – 45%
  • Bernie Sanders – 44%

Which Republican candidate would you vote for?

  • Donald Trump – 38%
  • Ted Cruz – 31%
  • John Kasich – 19%

Trump was once the consensus pick to win the Republican nomination. He was destroying his opposition in the polls and he was cleaning up in the primaries. Now, Trump is still a dominant candidate, but Cruz has started to close the gap and it looks as if he will win in Wisconsin on Tuesday. On top of that, John Kasich continues to be a thorn in Trump’s side, siphoning 19 percent of the vote for himself.

Trump will more than likely still win the Republican nomination. Still, Cruz is putting up a fight and has finally found a way to get under Trump’s skin by ignoring him and using the media against him. As long as Cruz can avoid Trumps bravado, he should be able to chip away at his lead and hope for a contested convention. At this point, that will be his only chance of success as he will not be able to beat Trump in delegates, barring a miracle in New York.

Clinton is in the same boat as Trump. Early on, she was seen as a guaranteed win. Her and Sanders have battled back and forth, trading the lead, but in reality, Sanders never should have had a chance and this should have been an easy matchup for Clinton. However, no matter how many times she drives Sanders down and beats him in the primaries, his campaign continues to chug along, drawing support from angry young Americans. If Sanders wants to win, he will need to win most of the remaining primaries, chip away at Clinton’s super delegate count, and convince young voters to vote.

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Clinton and Cruz Top Wisconsin

The latest Wisconsin poll by Loras College has placed Ted Cruz and Hillary Clinton in the lead of their respective parties.

Which Democratic candidate do you want to win?

  • Ted Cruz – 38%
  • Donald Trump – 31%
  • John Kasich – 18%

Which Republican candidate do you want to win?

  • Hillary Clinton – 47%
  • Bernie Sanders – 41%

Bernie Sanders lead in Wisconsin has evaporated. Earlier polls placed him ahead of Clinton. Still, polls are often flimsy and slight changes like this one shouldn’t be overly concerning for Sanders and his campaign. Heading into Tuesday’s primary, it is nearly impossible to predict who will win the state and it could go either way.

As for the Republicans, Donald Trump is struggling to gain momentum in Wisconsin. Much of this is due to the heavy scrutiny that he has faced in the recent weeks as the Republican Party works tirelessly to vilify him. Cruz is by no means a suitable replacement for Trump, as he is equally as crazy as his Republican counterpart, but he is the only other option this late into primary season and he will more than likely score a victory in Wisconsin.

John Kasich may win a few votes in Wisconsin, but he has zero chance of winning the state’ primary. His campaign has run out of steam and the only primary that he has been able to win is his home state of Ohio.

Cruz and Sanders Lead the Way in Wisconsin

The latest Wisconsin poll by Marquette has placed Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders in the lead of their respective parties.

Which Democratic candidate would you vote for?

  • Bernie Sanders – 49%
  • Hillary Clinton – 45%

Which Republican candidate would you vote for?

  • Ted Cruz – 40%
  • Donald Trump – 30%
  • John Kasich – 21%

Donald Trump has had a rough week. He has been under fire from the media over every issue that he is involved in. In the past, Trump was able to deflect criticism and to laugh it off. But now, with the nomination process approaching its end, he can no longer shrug off his criticisms. Trump struggles as a candidate when he is challenged on deep policy.

Cruz on the other hand is a career politician and understands the political game. His ideas may be as equally radical as Trump, but he is capable of masking them and presenting them to voters in a more palatable way. Most experts still predict Trump should win the nomination, and in many ways, he should, but his recent struggles have provided Cruz with an opportunity and his campaign has very clearly identified that.

John Kasich is a pointless candidate. With only one primary victory under his belt this late in the game, he has no chance of securing the nomination and is hoping that he may be able to steal additional fame through a contested convention.

On the Democratic side of things, Sanders is fast catching Hillary Clinton and he may not be out of the picture any longer. A series of recent primary wins have left Clinton leading the delegate count, barely, and most of her remaining delegates are superdelegates.

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Trump Blows Apart his Competition in New York

The latest New York poll by Optimus has placed Donald Trump well ahead of his competition.

Which Republican candidate would you vote for?

  • Donald Trump – 50%
  • John Kasich – 24%
  • Ted Cruz – 16%

Trump should be able to run away with New York. He is from New York City, understands New York values, and is a businessman that has created a massive corporate empire. Even though Trump talks badly about Wall Street and other financial institutions, he is a part of that society and it is in his best interests to protect it at all costs.

Kasich may be able to appeal to the GOP establishment, but most major Republicans aren’t looking at him as a serious candidate. He has won a single primary, in his home state of Ohio, and he more than likely will not win a single one beyond that.

As for Ted Cruz, his campaign has zero appeal in New York. He has openly criticized the state in the past and his pro-religious game will not win him any votes in this centrist to leftist state. Cruz will have to continue focusing on fringe states if he wants to try and challenge Trump for the nomination in July. However, his recent and embarrassing engagement of Trump over the issue of his wife has made him look petty and is clearly not the behavior of a presidential candidate.

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Cruz Pulls Level with Trump in California

California is a Democratic state, no matter how you look at it. But, thanks to the primaries, Republican voters have an opportunity to vote for their favorite Republican candidate as well. The latest California poll by the LA Times placed Donald Trump at the front of the pack, but Ted Cruz came in a very close second.

Which Republican candidate would you vote for?

  • Donald Trump – 36%
  • Ted Cruz – 35%
  • John Kasich – 14%

If Ted Cruz could come away with California, that would be huge for his campaign and may provide him with enough momentum to win some of the other contested states. Is this a likely outcome? No, but based on the unpredictability of this election cycle, never say never.

As for Trump, he still leads the Republican Party and it appears as if he will win the nomination. He has been milking the Brussels, Belgium, terror attack, playing up his anti-Muslim rhetoric and suggesting that the west needs to take a stand against terrorism. In addition, Trump has successfully tangled Cruz up in his immature bravado, engaging him in a who’s wife is hotter contest.

John Kasich is still a candidate, but most of the world questions why. He won Ohio and nothing else. He continues to hold on in hopes that he can snag the nomination through a contested convention, but this seems like an impossible reality and something that a presidential candidate shouldn’t rely on to win.

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Trump Trails Cruz in Wisconsin

For the first time in a long while, Ted Cruz is leading Donald Trump in a poll. The latest Wisconsin poll by Free Beacon posted favorable results for the Texan senator.

Which Republican candidate would you vote for?

  • Ted Cruz – 36%
  • Donald Trump – 31%
  • John Kasich – 21%

Both Cruz and Trump continue to battle it out for the Republican nomination. Trump is still leading the delegate count, with 739 to Cruz’s 465.

The majority of the important primaries have went in Trump’s favor and Cruz has only managed wins in deeply religious or pariah states that other candidates had zero appeal in.

If Trump can adequately play up the Muslim card and milk the Brussels attack, he will all but secure the anti-Muslim vote and every other group of racist supporters that he has. The timing of the attack was perfect for Trump and will provide him with enough fuel to hammer the nomination process home, so long as he approaches the situation properly.

As for the results of this poll, Cruz’s lead is so slim that it cannot be called safe. If we have learned anything through this election cycle, it is that Trump is unpredictable and it is nearly impossible to predict his downfall.

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Democrats Come out Ahead in Michigan

The latest Michigan head-to-head polls by SurveyUSA have placed the Democratic well ahead of their Republican counterparts. The only Republican candidate who scored a victory over a Democratic candidate was John Kasich against Hillary Clinton.

Head-to-Head Matchups:

  • Hillary Clinton 49% – Donald Trump 38%
  • Hillary Clinton 49% – Ted Cruz 39%
  • Hillary Clinton 41% – John Kasich 46%
  • Bernie Sanders 55% – Donald Trump 36%
  • Bernie Sanders 56% – Ted Cruz 35%
  • Bernie Sanders 47% – John Kasich 42%

The Republican Party finds itself in a dangerous state. It went into the deep end when it decided to stick with candidates like Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, and while these types of candidates make for interesting primaries, they also make for abysmal elections.

Both Trump and Cruz aren’t electable in a general election and Kasich doesn’t have enough going for him to even be considered a legitimate presidential candidate. If the Republicans head into November with either Trump or Cruz, they will get demolished.

While the early head-to-head polls are looking bad for Hillary Clinton, she should be able to win out over the likes of Trump and Cruz. As the election gets closer, voters will more than likely wise up and wakeup with a hangover, remembering the drunken times they had campaigning with Trump. But like any good drunken story, the morning after always spells the inevitable return to reality.

As for Bernie Sanders, he continues to poll well against all candidates because his platform is genuine. However, his focus on the Wall Street issue has hurt him and left his campaign unable to compete with Clinton’s more focused general election platform. Because of that, he will slowly fall off until Clinton seizes the Democratic nomination.

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