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Clinton and Trump a CBS News and New York Times Poll

The latest poll by CBS News and the New York Times has revealed that Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are leading their respective parties. In the case of the Republicans, Ben Carson is quickly closing the gap and was only four points behind Trump, while there was a 20 point difference between Clinton and Bernie Sanders.

Which Republican candidate would you vote for?

  • Donald Trump – 27%
  • Ben Carson – 23%
  • Jeb Bush – 6%
  • Marco Rubio – 6%
  • Mike Huckabee – 6%
  • Ted Cruz – 5%

Which Democrat candidate would you vote for?

  • Hillary Clinton – 47%
  • Bernie Sanders – 27%
  • Joe Biden – 15%

The results for this poll were fairly typical. Clinton topped Sanders in this particular poll, but in other polls, Sanders has managed to beat Clinton, namely in New Hampshire and Iowa. On the Republican side, Trump still holds the lead, but Carson is quickly closing the gap and may overtake him in the coming weeks.

Both parties are suffering from internal drama. Trump initiated a conflict against Carson, while Clinton did the same with Sanders. Carson chose a calm approach to Trump’s comments and continues to push his agenda in a calm and collected manner. Sanders went on the counterattack, highlighting the blatant corruption, dirty tactics, and the fact that Clinton has ties to the billionaire Koch brothers.

Photo credit: ABC News.