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Trump and Clinton Reign Supreme in Pennsylvania

The latest poll for Pennsylvania by Franklin & Marshall has placed both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton at the top of their respective parties.

Which Democratic candidate would you vote for?

  • Hillary Clinton – 58%
  • Bernie Sanders – 31%

Which Republican candidate would you vote for?

  • Donald Trump – 40%
  • Ted Cruz – 26%
  • John Kasich – 24%

The two major remaining narratives are as follows: Can Bernie Sanders pull off a miracle and is Ted Cruz capable of contesting the convention?

In the case of Sanders, he has a monumental task ahead of him. He is behind in delegates, he lost New York, he has virtually no superdelegates, and his grassroots campaign seems to have stalled. This isn’t to downplay how successful his campaign has been, but rather, it should serve as an indication of how well-oiled Clinton’s campaign truly is.

Despite her immense political baggage, she has managed to keep it all together and is about to win the Democratic nomination. The Benghazi scandal and paid Wall Street speeches would have destroyed any other candidate, but she managed to pull it off.

On the other side of the fence, Trump continues to regain momentum after a few troublesome weeks. For a while, Cruz looked poise to overtake Trump, but he stumbled in New York hard, even losing a country to Ben Carson’s suspended campaign. If Trump can keep playing his game, he should be able to score a victory in Pennsylvania, leveraging his New York credentials to gain votes over the ultra-religious Cruz.

Photo credit: The Fiscal Times.