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New National Poll, Still Clinton and Trump

Are you getting bored of hearing the same results every day? If so, tune out now, because the latest national poll by USA Today/Suffolk has once again went in Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s favor.

Which Democratic candidate would you vote for?

  • Hillary Clinton – 50%
  • Bernie Sanders – 45%

Which Republican candidate would you vote for?

  • Donald Trump – 45%
  • Ted Cruz – 29%
  • John Kasich – 17%

As hard as Bernie Sanders, Ted Cruz, and John Kasich try, they fail. Clinton has more or less secured the Democratic nomination, while the same can almost be said for Trump, who only had to fear the possibility of a contested convention.

Sanders is still campaigning hard, but his passion seems to be dwindling as he is forced to come to terms with his losing campaign. He fought hard and tried to take Clinton on, but he failed to diversify his campaign and got type-casted as a one policy candidate.

On the other hand, Clinton played this campaign really well, when compared to 2008. She effectively avoided getting caught in any traps, latched on to every key issue, and constantly painted herself as the victim and underdog.

As for Trump, his loudness continues to win out. The Republican Party is such a mess that Cruz and Kasich have been forced to team up to try and take Trump down. Still, if they split the party too badly, they will weaken whatever slim chance it has at competing in the general election. While the contested convention is a valid option, such a decision would cause the GOP to implode and would crush their chances at winning an election with a candidate more illegitimate than Jon Snow.

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