The latest on the presidential horse race.

Clinton Beats Trump in a General Election Poll

Based on current polling trends, a general election would more than likely involve Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Trump is confident and continues to build his support, but according to the latest ABC News/Washington Post survey, he would fall short and struggle to beat Clinton in a general election.

Trump vs. Clinton

  • Hillary Clinton – 50%
  • Donald Trump – 44%

Clinton seems poised to win the Democratic ticket. She is a household name that has been a part of American political culture for nearly three decades. She has served the country in several capacities and has been pushing hard to become president, something that was stolen from her by President Barack Obama in the previous elections. To many, it is Clinton’s time and it seems as if she knows this as well.

Bernie Sanders is putting on a strong campaign, but he is struggling to topple Clinton in the standings.

On the other side of the aisle, Trump is the great enigma that has changed the way we look at politicians. He is rude, crass, bombastic, and the very definition of politically incorrect. Trump doesn’t care about what people think of him, he has billions, and his presidential campaign almost seems like a game designed to occupy his time. Throughout his campaign, he has made several racist comments towards Mexicans, blacks, Muslims, and women.

Where some candidates would crash and burn after making such comments, Trump has only grown stronger. His veil of bigotry is all he needs to ignore his criticisms and to push forward with an agenda of intolerance, hatred, and single-mindedness.

As it stands, Clinton seems to be the more favorable candidate in a head-to-head match up, but it remains unclear if these sentiments would change in a real election. The final result will heavily rely on how many bigots Trump can win over before the actual election takes place.

Photo credit: Talking Points Memo.