More of the Usual in Tennessee as Trump and Clinton Dominate
With a few primaries behind them, both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are starting to cement themselves as the likely victors of their respective parties. The latest poll for Tennessee by NBC News/WSJ reported similar results.
Which Democratic candidate would you vote for?
- Hillary Clinton – 60%
- Bernie Sanders – 34%
Which Republican candidate would you vote for?
- Donald Trump – 40%
- Ted Cruz – 22%
- Marco Rubio 19%
Clinton destroyed Bernie Sanders in South Carolina. Primaries are all about voter perception and momentum. South Carolina’s results may have been a predictable outcome, but voters don’t necessarily see it that way and such a large margin of victory could sway the momentum in Clinton’s favor.
If Sanders wants to stay alive in this election cycle, he will need to come out on top on Super Tuesday. A mediocre performance will spell the end of his campaign and will provide Clinton with enough momentum to seal the deal and land the Democratic nomination.
For the Republicans, Trump has already won. Whether the GOP establishment likes it or not, voters love him, he is topping the polls, and he is winning every primary. There is no stopping Trump at this point. Mainstream Republicans have acknowledged this and are looking for possible ways to work with him, anticipating his upcoming nomination for the Republican Party.
Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio are holding on, but voters aren’t interested in their platform. Rubio is another lame duck establishment candidate, while Cruz is too crazy and right-leaning for moderate Republicans. Trump is anti-establishment, outspoken, and while he has proposed some radical ideas, they are more than likely election bait rather than policies that he truly believes in.
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