The latest on the presidential horse race.

Donald Trump Defeats Cruz in Two National Polls

Donald Trump has managed to edge out Ted Cruz for the top spot in the Republican Party. Trump scored two victories against Cruz in both a Fox News and Public Polling Policy poll.

Fox News

  • Donald Trump – 39%
  • Ted Cruz – 18%
  • Marco Rubio – 11%
  • Ben Carson – 9%

PPP

  • Donald Trump – 34%
  • Ted Cruz – 18%
  • Marco Rubio – 13%
  • Jeb Bush – 7%
  • Ben Carson – 6%

Trump seems unbeatable at this point. No matter how deep he dives into racism and how ridiculous he sounds in the process, he continues to remain at the top of the Republican Party. None of the other candidates have been able to legitimately challenge him.

Cruz is the only candidate that has a strong chance of toppling Trump because he too is willing to spew absolute lunacy in order to secure Republican votes. The Republican Party is currently a showdown between two far-right leaning individuals and it will continue to remain that way for the foreseeable future.

Marco Rubio is the wildcard in this election cycle. He is far more moderate than both Trump and Cruz. While he has some strongly conservative stances on major issues, he tends to align closer to the center and to the classical idea of an educated, intellectual Republican.

As for Jeb Bush and Ben Carson, they should fold their campaigns and call it quits as soon as possible. They are perennial basement dwellers, and barring a major collapse by every other candidate, they have very little chance of getting elected.

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