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Trump Embarrasses the Competition in New Hampshire and Nationally

The latest national poll by Monmouth University and New Hampshire poll by CNN/WMUR came out heavily in favor of Donald Trump.

New Hampshire

  • Donald Trump – 34%
  • Ted Cruz – 14%
  • Marco Rubio – 10%
  • Jeb Bush – 10%

National

  • Donald Trump – 36%
  • Ted Cruz – 17%
  • Marco Rubio – 11%
  • Ben Carson – 8%

In both polls, Trump cleaned up on his competition. His usual challenger, Ted Cruz, failed to impress, and was beaten by a substantial margin in each of them.

Most Republican critics are unsure of how to view Trump. For a long time, they saw him as a joke and believed that he would collapse before the primaries. As the primaries edge closer, Trump continues to solidify his lead and he has proven that he isn’t going anywhere.

With Sarah Palin’s recent endorsement, Trump looks poised to head into the primaries as a series challenger and one that could easily win the Republican nomination. Cruz is still a legitimate candidate, but he is struggling to dent Trump in the polls and a large part of that is due to Trump’s no-nonsense attitude towards politics and his opponents.

As for the other candidates, like Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, and Ben Carson, they are struggling even more than Cruz and most Americans have forgotten about their existence. At this point, the Republican nomination is a two man race and it seems likely that it will stay that way heading into the primaries.

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