The latest on the presidential horse race.

Trump Leads, Clinton and Sanders Split Nationally

The latest national poll by Quinnipiac has placed Donald Trump atop of the Republicans and revealed a near tie for the Democrats.

Which Democratic candidate would you vote for?

  • Hillary Clinton – 44%
  • Bernie Sanders – 42%

Which Republican candidate would you vote for?

  • Donald Trump – 39%
  • Marco Rubio – 19%
  • Ted Cruz – 18%
  • John Kasich – 6%

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are virtually tied nationally. While Clinton beat Sanders by 2 percent, her victory was well within the margin of error.

The fact that Sanders tied Clinton nationally is a major victory for his campaign and should be a source of concern for Clinton. She once dominated the national polls by double-digits and now barely holds a 1 percent lead over her opponent. If she loses any more of the upcoming primaries, this could be the beginning of the end for Clinton’s political career.

Trump is looking impossible to beat. The Republican nomination more than likely is his to take. While Trump has suggested that he may run as an independent, this is merely smoke and would never happen.

Ted Cruz is pushing hard to try and take Trump down, but his campaign is falling flat and many voters do not trust him. Instead, they see him as equally dangerous as Trump and his anti-establishment mentality will alienate him with traditional Republicans.

Marco Rubio, John Kasich, and Jeb Bush are struggling to gain momentum consistently. Rubio will perform well in certain polls, but he continuously blows it in debates and most voters believe he is too inexperienced.

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