The latest on the presidential horse race.

Trump Dominates the Republicans, Clinton Barely Beats Sanders

The latest national poll by CBS/NY Times placed Donald Trump at the head of the Republican Party, well ahead of his peers, while Hillary Clinton struggled to beat Bernie Sanders.

Which Democratic candidate would you vote for?

  • Hillary Clinton – 48%
  • Bernie Sanders – 41%

Which Republican candidate would you vote for?

  • Donald Trump – 36%
  • Ted Cruz – 19%
  • Marco Rubio – 12%
  • Ben Carson – 6%

Another string of polls, another predictable result for the Republicans. Trump is still the king of the party and Ted Cruz continues to fail to overtake him. The birther movement has damaged Cruz’s chances of winning the party, even if it ends up being deemed nonsense. To the average voter watching the mainstream news networks, they buy into the birther hysteria and allow it to cloud their judgement.

For Marco Rubio and Ben Carson, they are dangerously out of time. The once second place Carson has completely fallen off the map and has little chance of winning the Republican nomination. Rubio is still a legitimate candidate, but his overall lame performance has done little for his numbers and it seems unlikely that 2016 will be his year.

On the other side of the political spectrum, Clinton continues to struggle against Sanders. While she defeated him in this poll, her lead isn’t as mighty as it once was and voters are slowly drifting into Sanders camp. We’ve mentioned it before, but Sanders is seen as a more genuine candidate and he is generally viewed more favorably than his opponent.

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