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Sanders Struggles Against Clinton in Maryland

The latest Monmouth University poll for Maryland has proven that Hillary Clinton holds a commanding lead over her opponent Bernie Sanders.

Which Democratic candidate would you vote for?

  • Hillary Clinton – 57%
  • Bernie Sanders – 32%

As primary season winds down, Clinton looks to be in charge and Sanders seems incapable of recovering. Sander’s loss in New York was a major blow to his campaign and made a possible victory for him that much harder.

Clinton has played it safe over the last few weeks, winning primaries, staying out of the spotlight as much as possible, and painting herself as the victim. Sanders ran into some trouble over the last two weeks after he called Clinton unqualified. These comments looked overly negative and made his campaign seem petty. Instead of engaging the comments on a large scale, Clinton acted like the victim and vilified Sanders in the eyes of voters.

In Maryland, Sanders overly progressive platform isn’t attractive and Clinton’s centrist stance should prevail. The state overwhelmingly voted for President Barack Obama in 2012 and Clinton’s platform is much more similar to Obama’s than Sanders is. Whereas, with Sanders, his far-left platform is less attractive to undecided voters as it appears to be radical to those who are not familiar with his progressive roots.

Expect a large victory by Clinton in Maryland and another nail in the coffin that is Sander’s campaign.

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