Trump and Clinton’s Leads Continue to Evaporate
Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are starting to feel the heat as Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders continue to close the gap. The data provided was collected by IBD/TIPP.
Which Democratic candidate would you vote for?
- Hillary Clinton – 45%
- Bernie Sanders – 44%
Which Republican candidate would you vote for?
- Donald Trump – 38%
- Ted Cruz – 31%
- John Kasich – 19%
Trump was once the consensus pick to win the Republican nomination. He was destroying his opposition in the polls and he was cleaning up in the primaries. Now, Trump is still a dominant candidate, but Cruz has started to close the gap and it looks as if he will win in Wisconsin on Tuesday. On top of that, John Kasich continues to be a thorn in Trump’s side, siphoning 19 percent of the vote for himself.
Trump will more than likely still win the Republican nomination. Still, Cruz is putting up a fight and has finally found a way to get under Trump’s skin by ignoring him and using the media against him. As long as Cruz can avoid Trumps bravado, he should be able to chip away at his lead and hope for a contested convention. At this point, that will be his only chance of success as he will not be able to beat Trump in delegates, barring a miracle in New York.
Clinton is in the same boat as Trump. Early on, she was seen as a guaranteed win. Her and Sanders have battled back and forth, trading the lead, but in reality, Sanders never should have had a chance and this should have been an easy matchup for Clinton. However, no matter how many times she drives Sanders down and beats him in the primaries, his campaign continues to chug along, drawing support from angry young Americans. If Sanders wants to win, he will need to win most of the remaining primaries, chip away at Clinton’s super delegate count, and convince young voters to vote.
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