The latest on the presidential horse race.

National Poll: Trump Barely Leads Cruz, Sanders Takes over the Dems

The latest round of national polls by McClatchy/Marist have placed Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders in the lead of their respective parties.

Which Republican candidate would you vote for?

  • Donald Trump – 40%
  • Ted Cruz – 35%
  • John Kasich – 20%

Which Democratic candidate would you vote for?

  • Bernie Sanders – 49%
  • Hillary Clinton – 47%

How the mighty have fallen. After winning most of the South, Clinton looked unstoppable and many ruled out Sanders as a legitimate candidate. While the road is still rocky for him, he has proven that he can hang with Clinton and he continues to make her path to the presidency as difficult as possible.

The relationship between Clinton and Sanders took a nasty turn on Wednesday, after Clinton refused to admit that Sanders was qualified to be president. Due to this, Sanders tore Clinton apart in a speech, tarnishing her voting record and vocally saying that he didn’t believe she was qualified to be president. No matter who the Democrats choose, this primary has been a brutal one.

As for the Republicans, Trump lost Wisconsin, as many of the polls suggested he would. Ted Cruz is closing the gap on Trump, but he still trails by a large amount of delegates. At this point, it looks like neither candidate will clinch the nomination before the convention. Instead, both Trump and Cruz will battle it out at the convention, with Trump the most likely to emerge victorious. Either way, the Republican Party is in trouble come general election time, as both of their leading candidates are terrible choices to run on the national level.

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