Clinton Defeats Trump, Bush, Loses to Fiorina, Carson
The latest poll by NBC News and the Wall Street Journal had Hillary Clinton beating Donald Trump, while losing to both Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina.
- Hillary Clinton 49% – Donald Trump 39%
- Hillary Clinton 44% – Carly Fiorina 45%
- Hillary Clinton 45% – Jeb Bush 44%
- Hillary Clinton 45% – Ben Carson 46%
Clinton polled well against the majority of the Republican candidates. She defeated Trump and Jeb Bush, but lost to both Carson and Fiorina. Trump still leads the Republican Party, despite his decline in the polls. Clinton’s defeat of Trump shows that she is able to beat the top rated candidate. Her losses to both Carson and Fiorina were well within the margin of error. If Fiorina and Clinton were to win their nominations for their parties, it would set up an interesting race for president.
In terms of credibility, Clinton is a more credible candidate than Fiorina, who has continuously stood by her claims about the existence of the fake Planned Parenthood tapes. The media has dissected her story and proven it false. Regardless, she stands by the story and is using it as fuel for her campaign.
If the election is between Trump and Clinton, Trump may find some support through his new tax plan. His new plan lowers taxes for the poor and middle class and raises them for the wealthy. The average American may see this as a massive boost and may consider voting for Trump, who has vowed to run the country like a business and to improve the economy. Still, Trump’s overt racism will hurt his chances and he will need to push forward with genuine and helpful ideas if he wants to stand a chance in an upcoming election.
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