The latest on the presidential horse race.

Clinton Comes out Big in Oregon

The latest Oregon poll by Fox 12/KTPV has placed Hillary Clinton ahead of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump.

Which Democratic candidate would you vote for?

  • Hillary Clinton – 48%
  • Bernie Sanders – 33%

Which Republican candidate would you vote for?

  • Donald Trump – 45%
  • Ted Cruz – 14%
  • John Kasich – 14%

Head-to-Head

  • Hillary Clinton – 43%
  • Donald Trump – 32%

Finally, a poll where Clinton performed well. In the last few head-to-head polls, Trump has more or less tied her. If Clinton wants to win the general election – something she is more than capable of doing – she will need to continue to pound Trump in the polls and to solidify positive public opinion.

To start, she will need to beat Sanders. Although she is way ahead of him in delegates, he continues to hang on and is a thorn in her side. His persistence has seen him win many primaries and he is holding out in hopes that he will be able to contest the convention. If she can put Sanders down and focus her efforts on Trump, she should be able to win the election easily.

Trump alienated himself with a large block of voters early on when he went on several racist rants. Most sensible voters haven’t forgotten this and are terrified of the prospect of a Trump presidency. If Sanders gets eliminated, Trump will need to try and secure his supporters if he wants to legitimately compete with Clinton in the general election.

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