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Clinton Cements Her Lead in Pennsylvania

After a successful primary in New York on Tuesday, the latest poll for Pennsylvania by Monmouth has revealed favorable results for Hillary Clinton.

Which Democratic candidate would you vote for?

  • Hillary Clinton – 52%
  • Bernie Sanders – 39%

Bernie Sanders ran a great campaign, but his major loss in New York was a clear indication of what is to come. While his campaign was grassroots in nature, in the recent weeks Sanders got caught up in the bitter squabbles that define modern politics. Running low on steam and looking like the aggressor, Sanders campaign appears to be out of momentum, while his opponent, Clinton, continues to cement her lead and collect delegates.

Clinton, for the most part, has handled Sander’s comments fairly well. She appropriately dodged a question regarding Sander’s qualifications to be president, whereas Sanders went on the attack and made it clear that he thought Clinton was unqualified. On top of that, she has managed to avoid releasing transcripts from her expensive Wall Street speeches and the entire Benghazi ordeal hasn’t weighed her down as much as it should have.

Pennsylvanian Democrats tend to follow the East Coast mentality when it comes to liberalism, with a slight lean towards the moderate platform. Due to this, Clinton should easily maintain her lead in the state, collect the moderate vote, and leave Sanders in the dust when it comes time to vote in the state’s primary.

At this point, the nomination appears to be Clinton’s to lose, and barring an epic collapse, she will win the Democratic nomination and face Donald Trump in the general election. This dream match-up should prove favorable for the Democrats and pave the way for the first female president in the history of the United States.

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