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Trump and Clinton Favored in California

For weeks, the primary race for both the Republicans and Democrats was stale, but after a dramatic week for both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, the race is now heated and unpredictable. The latest California poll by Field has placed Trump and Clinton in the lead, but their once dominant leads have receded.

Which Democratic candidate would you vote for?

  • Hillary Clinton – 47%
  • Bernie Sanders – 41%

Which Republican candidate would you vote for?

  • Donald Trump – 39%
  • Ted Cruz – 32%
  • John Kasich – 18%

Weeks ago, it looked as if Hillary Clinton had wrapped up the Democratic nomination. However, Sanders has managed to win 7 of his last 8 primaries and his delegate count is creeping closer and closer to Clinton’s.

A strong performance in California, a state that Sanders should be popular in, could put him level with Clinton. A lot of delegates are up for grabs and it is imperative that Sanders perform well in this state.

For Clinton, she needs to flip Sander’s negativity against him. Regardless of where you stand on the drama between the two candidates, Sanders came off as petty and aggressive this week and Clinton’s campaign needs to use that against him to secure votes in the upcoming primaries. In the past, Sanders promised never to run a negative campaign, but this week, that changed and he broke that promise.

For the Republicans, Trump is starting to feel the pressure. Ted Cruz is rapidly approaching him and it appears as if he  may be able to challenge him for the Republican nomination. With the GOP establishment begrudgingly backing him, Cruz is poised to, at the very least, contest the Republican convention.

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