The latest on the presidential horse race.

Trump and Clinton Hold the Lead in Maryland

The latest poll for Maryland by NBC 4/Marist, have reported favorable numbers for both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

Which Republican candidate would you vote for?

  • Donald Trump – 47%
  • John Kasich – 27%
  • Ted Cruz – 19%

Which Democratic candidate would you vote for?

  • Hillary Clinton – 52%
  • Bernie Sanders – 42%

None of the results in these polls are overly surprising. Trump leads the Republicans, followed by a distant John Kasich, and an even more distant Ted Cruz. Trump should be able to win Maryland, but it remains to be seen if he can calm his campaign down and come out of the recent chaos as the consensus pick for the Republican Party. In the past, Trump was seen as a guarantee win, but after a tough few weeks in the media, the once indestructible Trump started to show signs of weakness.

Kasich isn’t a relevant candidate in any way and the only reason he is still in the running is to try and disrupt Trump’s nomination. Cruz could catch Trump, but more realistically, he is preventing his rival from collecting extra delegates, in hope that he can contest the convention and win the nomination on a technicality.

On the Democratic side of things, Clinton is still the popular choice and Bernie Sanders recent brush with negativity hurt his campaign and made him look petty. He also broke an important promise he made early on, that he would never turn to negativity in his campaign.

Sanders could still catch Clinton, but her superdelegate lead is still daunting and something that Sanders will need to overcome if he wants to snatch the Democratic nomination out from under her.

Photo credit: The Fiscal Times.