New Hampshire: Trump Grows Lead, Sanders Levels the Gap
The latest poll by Public Policy Polling for New Hampshire has revealed that Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are the leaders of their respective parties.
Which Democratic candidate would you vote for?
- Hillary Clinton – 47%
- Bernie Sanders – 44%
Which Republican candidate would you vote for?
- Donald Trump – 29%
- Marco Rubio – 15%
- Chris Christie – 11%
- John Kasich – 11%
- Ted Cruz – 10%
- Jeb Bush – 10%
Clinton still holds the lead for the Democrats, but she is quickly losing ground to the much more likable Bernie Sanders. Sanders is a far more electable candidate, he is genuine with his promises, and he doesn’t have a shady history like Clinton. Still, he has a lot of work to do in other states and will need to push harder if he wishes to legitimately challenge Clinton for the Democratic nomination.
Trump, despite his flaws, continues to dominate the Republicans. He says all the right and wrong things and always hits the right tone when it comes to appealing to Republican voters.
Ted Cruz slipped up big time in this poll, dipping well below Marco Rubio and the likes of Chris Christie and John Kasich. Cruz is still a viable candidate, but his poor performance in this poll may be indicative of a potential collapse and it clearly demonstrates how quickly his lead can fluctuate based on flimsy rumors like the birther movement.
Marco Rubio came in second and this is a huge victory for him. However, he needs to maintain this position and continue to show Republican voters that he is the right candidate to represent the party in a general election.
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