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Cruz and Sanders Lead the Way in Wisconsin

The latest Wisconsin poll by Marquette has placed Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders in the lead of their respective parties.

Which Democratic candidate would you vote for?

  • Bernie Sanders – 49%
  • Hillary Clinton – 45%

Which Republican candidate would you vote for?

  • Ted Cruz – 40%
  • Donald Trump – 30%
  • John Kasich – 21%

Donald Trump has had a rough week. He has been under fire from the media over every issue that he is involved in. In the past, Trump was able to deflect criticism and to laugh it off. But now, with the nomination process approaching its end, he can no longer shrug off his criticisms. Trump struggles as a candidate when he is challenged on deep policy.

Cruz on the other hand is a career politician and understands the political game. His ideas may be as equally radical as Trump, but he is capable of masking them and presenting them to voters in a more palatable way. Most experts still predict Trump should win the nomination, and in many ways, he should, but his recent struggles have provided Cruz with an opportunity and his campaign has very clearly identified that.

John Kasich is a pointless candidate. With only one primary victory under his belt this late in the game, he has no chance of securing the nomination and is hoping that he may be able to steal additional fame through a contested convention.

On the Democratic side of things, Sanders is fast catching Hillary Clinton and he may not be out of the picture any longer. A series of recent primary wins have left Clinton leading the delegate count, barely, and most of her remaining delegates are superdelegates.

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