Trump and Sanders Continue Dominance in New Hampshire
The New Hampshire primary is quickly approaching and latest round of polls by CNN/WMUR have placed Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders in the lead of their respective parties.
Which Republican candidate would you vote for?
- Donald Trump – 33%
- Marco Rubio – 16%
- Ted Cruz – 14%
- John Kasich – 11%
Which Democratic candidate would you vote for?
- Bernie Sanders – 58%
- Hillary Clinton – 35%
Sanders is the man to beat in New Hampshire. Hillary Clinton is still a popular candidate and the expected champion of the Democratic Party, but when it comes to New Hampshire, the granite state is Sander’s territory.
Many analysts expect Sanders to win New Hampshire and certain polls have placed him as high as 30 points ahead of Clinton. Still, Sanders has been wary of the polls and has suggested that it will be a tight race. That is an intelligent move as it sets his campaign up to win the state and to not get ridiculed when he doesn’t win by the 30 percent margin that some polls are predicting.
On the other side of the fence, Trump continues to lead the Republicans, but he has to question his ability to win New Hampshire given the fact that he was the polls frontrunner heading into Iowa.
Lucky for Trump, New Hampshire is a lot different than Iowa and he will not have to fear the evangelical vote. Early polls are predicting that Trump will win the state, followed by Marco Rubio and possibly John Kasich. Ted Cruz is expected to struggle in this primary as the majority of voters are skeptical of his platform and are more in line with the libertarian movement, something that Cruz does not represent.
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