The latest on the presidential horse race.

Trump and Clinton Maintain Their National Leads

The latest national poll by IBD/TIPP has placed Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in the lead of their respective parties.

Which Republican candidate would you vote for?

  • Donald Trump – 48%
  • Ted Cruz – 29%
  • John Kasich – 16%

Which Democratic candidate would you vote for?

  • Hillary Clinton – 49%
  • Bernie Sanders – 43%

The results in this poll are fairly typical. Clinton still leads the Democrats, but Bernie Sanders continues to be a more popular and genuine candidate. Unfortunately for Sanders, it is too late for him to overtake Clinton as he has already lost several important primaries. The Democrats will roll into the 2016 election under Clinton and it will be up to her to extend their control of the White House.

One of the major questions that remains is whether or not Trump will be able to beat Clinton in an election. The Trump we were originally treated to at the beginning of the primaries was far more radical and crazy, but as the election draws closer, he has started to settle down and is even acting somewhat presidential.

What about John Kasich and Ted Cruz? There isn’t much to say. Cruz threw in the towel when he decided to make Carly Fiorina his vice president. With California coming up, he completely threw away whatever small support he may have been able to muster up from fringe supporters in California. Fiorina isn’t a popular candidate and all of Silicon Valley hates her for her terrible tenure with HP. As for Kasich, he is a pointless candidate that doesn’t want to lose the spotlight.

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