The latest on the presidential horse race.

More of the Usual in Rhode Island

As the political races wind down, both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton managed to stay ahead in the latest poll by Brown University for Rhode Island.

Which Republican candidate would you vote for?

  • Donald Trump – 38%
  • John Kasich – 25%
  • Ted Cruz – 14%

Which Democratic candidate would you vote for?

  • Hillary Clinton – 43%
  • Bernie Sanders – 34%

Another poll, the same results. Clinton and Trump are the candidates to beat at this point. All of Bernie Sanders, Ted Cruz, and John Kasich seem incapable of overcoming their opponents.

Clinton has performed well across the board after Sanders received a slight bump in momentum a few weeks back. She defeated her opponent by a respectable margin in New York and has been using that momentum to close out the nomination.

For Trump, he has learned to tone it down a little bit, at least by his standards. Despite struggling for a few weeks, Trump managed to maintain his lead and he has mathematically defeated Cruz. The only way that Trump will lose to Cruz is if the Republican Party contests the convention and finds some strange version of the rules to try and push him out. While this is possible, it seems highly unlikely and would more than likely kill the Republican Party in the general election.

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