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Carson and Clinton Decimate the Competition in North Carolina

The latest primary poll by Elon University for North Carolina has revealed that Hillary Clinton and Ben Carson are in the lead of their respective parties, and for both candidates, their leads are substantial.

Which Democratic candidate would you vote for?

  • Hillary Clinton – 57%
  • Bernie Sanders – 24%

Which Republican candidate would you vote for?

  • Ben Carson – 31%
  • Donald Trump – 19%
  • Marco Rubio – 10%
  • Ted Cruz – 10%
  • Jeb Bush – 5%

For the Republican Party, Carson is back on top for now. He has been trading the lead with Donald Trump in various polls. In a recent Gallup poll, he was declared the most favorable candidate of both parties. Trump is still popular and a strong candidate, but Carson offers a radical Republican approach that is hidden behind his calm demeanor.

The only other candidates that could rise the rankings are Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio. Both candidates had a decent performance in the last debate and managed to climb out of the gutters. Other candidates, like Jeb Bush, Carly Fiorina, and the rest of the pack are lost causes at this point and have virtually no chance of winning the Republican nomination.

On the other side of the aisle, the Democratic nomination is still Clintons to lose. She is building a strong lead over Bernie Sanders and her political machine is capitalizing on all the momentum that her campaign is generating. Unless Sanders can mount a sharp offensive, he will continue to dwindle into non-existence.

Photo credit: Christian Post.