The latest on the presidential horse race.

Polls: Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina

The latest poll for Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina have been released by CBS/YouGov. Ben Carson managed to tie in Iowa, while Donald Trump beat him in New Hampshire and South Carolina. For the Democrats, Hillary Clinton took Iowa and South Carolina, but lost to Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire.

Iowa

  • Ben Carson – 27%
  • Donald Trump – 27%
  • Ted Cruz – 12%
  • Marco Rubio – 9%
  • Hillary Clinton – 46%
  • Bernie Sanders – 43%

New Hampshire

  • Donald Trump – 38%
  • Ben Carson – 12%
  • Jeb Bush – 8%
  • Marco Rubio – 7%
  • Bernie Sanders – 54%
  • Hillary Clinton – 39%

South Carolina

  • Donald Trump – 40%
  • Ben Carson – 23%
  • Ted Cruz – 8%
  • Marco Rubio – 7%
  • Hillary Clinton – 68%
  • Bernie Sanders – 25%

Trump is solidifying himself as the main Republican candidate. Carson still appeals to radical and fringe voters, but Trump has managed to secure votes from the core Republican voting block. If he can maintain his popularity and appeal to voters, he will win the Republican nomination without any issues.

Clinton is starting to dominate Sanders. She seems to beat him in every state that matters and Sanders is only able to secure votes in states that are less important, like his home state of Vermont and in the case of these polls, New Hampshire. While Sanders has a more classically liberal platform, he needs to expose that platform to voters if he wants to stand any chance against the Clinton political machine.

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