Trump and Sanders Dominate New Hampshire
Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders have continued their dominance in New Hampshire, according to the latest polls by CNN/WMUR.
Which Republican candidate would you vote for?
- Donald Trump – 29%
- Marco Rubio – 18%
- Ted Cruz – 13%
- John Kasich – 12%
- Jeb Bush – 10%
Which Democratic candidate would you vote for?
- Bernie Sanders – 61%
- Hillary Clinton – 30%
The results for the Republicans are not surprising given the historical voting patterns of New Hampshire. Trump continues to poll well in the state, while Marco Rubio managed to overtake Ted Cruz for second place.
Cruz can no longer rely on the evangelical vote to propel him to victory like it did in Iowa. Trump stands a much better chance in New Hampshire as he will be able to appeal to voters purely on a political level and he will be able to avoid the religious trench.
There is also a very high chance that Rubio may surpass both Trump and Cruz. He is the clear establishment candidate and a lot of influential Republicans are backing him for president. If he can continue to gain momentum, Rubio could cause some damage and win the nomination.
For the Democrats, Sanders continues to dominate Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire. This trend has been taking place for a while and it seems unlikely that Clinton will be able to score a victory in the state. The biggest thing Clinton can try and do is minimize the amount she loses by and turn that against Sanders by suggesting that he under-performed in a state that he should have clobbered her in.
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