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Clinton Takes Iowa, Sanders New Hampshire

The battle for Iowa and New Hampshire continues. In the latest round of polls, Hillary Clinton took Iowa, while Bernie Sanders took New Hampshire. The Iowa poll was released by Loras College and New Hampshire by Suffolk University.

Iowa

  • Hillary Clinton – 59%
  • Bernie Sanders – 30%

New Hampshire

  • Bernie Sanders – 50%
  • Hillary Clinton – 41%

The upcoming primaries are going to be a slugfest for the Democrats. Both Sanders and Clinton are polling extremely close, they continue to trade the lead in important states, and voters are undecided when it comes to which candidate they want to see win the Democratic nomination.

Clinton offers a centrist stance, is pro-Wall Street, supports ObamaCare and its limitations, and isn’t interested in substantial change. However, due to the influence of Sanders, Clinton has been forced to take a stance on important issues, something she shied away from in the past.

Sanders on the other hand, is a socialist, but that shouldn’t be used as a negative. He is in favor of a single-payer healthcare system, free education, worker’s rights, and everything that is generally associated with the far left.

His biggest weakness is the overall cost that his ideas would require to implement, but that is no different than some of the lunacy that Donald Trump has proposed. In the end, his options are far more attractive than Clinton’s because he is working hard to alleviate the woes of the average American.

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