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Trump and Clinton Smash Their Opponents in New York

New York’s primary may be over a month away, but both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are already holding commanding leads in the state, according to the latest poll by Siena.

Which Democratic candidate would you vote for?

  • Hillary Clinton – 55%
  • Bernie Sanders – 34%

Which Republican candidate would you vote for?

  • Donald Trump – 45%
  • Marco Rubio – 18%
  • John Kasich – 18%
  • Ted Cruz – 11%

Clinton should easily walk away with New York. She served as a Senator for the state, has extensive ties with Wall Street, and knows how to appeal to New York voters. If she can play this advantage, it should be an easy win for her.

For Bernie Sanders, he has an uphill battle. His anti-Wall Street rhetoric will resonate with certain voters, but it will not appeal to the corporate climate in New York and it may prove difficult for him to penetrate this important state unless he can build a monumental grassroots movement before the primary takes place.

On the Republican side of things, Trump should easily win New York. The only other candidate that may be able to appeal to voters is Marco Rubio, but his campaign has been performing poorly for months and is all but dead at this point.

Ted Cruz has absolutely zero appeal in the state. He has openly insulted New Yorkers, dismissing them for their “New York values” and his religious zealotry will not win him any votes in an extremely liberal state.

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