The latest on the presidential horse race.

NBC/WSJ: Clinton Trounces Sanders with a 20 Point Lead

Hillary Clinton is growing her lead against her Democratic presidential opponent Sen. Bernie Sanders, according to the latest NBC/WSJ national poll.

Which Democratic candidate would you vote for?

  • Hillary Clinton – 56%
  • Bernie Sanders – 37%
  • Martin O’Malley – 4%

Clinton’s lead is strong and many are questioning whether Sanders can overtake her to win the Democratic nomination. Clinton benefits from several things that Sanders doesn’t. She has the name recognition, a decent political record, she is manipulative and knows how to game the system, and she has strong political ties established through her relationship to her husband and through her own political work.

This is not to say that Sanders cannot make a comeback. Unlike Clinton, Sanders is a genuine candidate who cares about the average American citizen and he is deeply interested in breaking the dangerous cycle of greed and corruption that currently exists in mainstream American politics.

Luckily for the Democrats, both candidates should be able to challenge a potential Donald Trump GOP and they would both perform well again Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, so long as they stock to their platforms and avoid getting trapped in the political quagmire that Republicans like to employ.

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