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Iowa: Carson Beats Trump, Clinton Maintains Lead

In the latest Iowa polls by Quinnipiac and the Des Moines Register/Bloomberg, Ben Carson has toppled Donald Trump, something that hasn’t happened in months, while Hillary Clinton narrowly defeated Bernie Sanders for the Democrats.

Which Democratic candidate would you vote for?

  • Hillary Clinton – 48%
  • Bernie Sanders – 41%

Which Republican candidate would you vote for?

  • Ben Carson – 28%
  • Donald Trump – 20%
  • Marco Rubio – 13%
  • Ted Cruz – 10%

For the Democrats, Clinton beat Sanders, but not by a wide margin. In most recent polls, she was averaging a substantial lead over Sanders. Most experts predict that Sanders will drop off as Clinton absorbs Joe Biden’s voter base. However, Sanders campaign benefits from the fact that he understands the average American citizen and is genuinely interested in helping them become a stronger and more organized class, something that Clinton cannot do.

Carson topping Trump in a poll is a significant achievement. However, he will struggle to win the Republican nomination over Trump due to his radical platform that is too deeply rooted in Christianity. Religion is an outdated topic that doesn’t interest the average middle class American and it certainly won’t win him any votes in important states like New York or California.

As for the rest of the Republican candidates, like Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush, and others, they are struggling to make an impression on voters and the majority of them continue to appear as lame candidates that offer nothing of value when compared to Trump or Carson.

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