The latest on the presidential horse race.

Trump Leads the Republicans in New Hampshire

The latest poll by WBUR out of New Hampshire has revealed that Donald Trump is still in the lead for the Republican Party. However, Ben Carson was a close second, and continues to close the gap.

Which Republican candidate would you vote for?

  • Donald Trump – 22%
  • Ben Carson – 18%
  • Carly Fiorina – 11%
  • Jeb Bush – 9%
  • Ted Cruz – 5%
  • Scott Walker – 1%

Trump is still the Republican darling. He is racist, he is loud, he is rich, and he is willing to do whatever it takes to win. He continuously hits the right tones with Republican voters. His stance on immigration is what Republicans have wanted for years, but were too afraid to say. His stance on foreign policy is basic and relies on stereotypes. Still, he continues to be a popular candidate because he knows how to tug on the heartstrings of Republican voters.

Carson is equally as crazy as Trump, but in a more moderate way. Where Trump argues from generalizations, Carson tends to dive into detail and analyze a situation with his intellect. However, he is still prone to the typical assessments that Republicans make on popular topics. He is pro-life, believes Obama is the devil, wants stricter security measures put into place, is pro-torture for CIA interrogations, and much more. He may be a retired neurosurgeon, but he shares the same scary outlook towards many of the important issues that are affecting everyday Americans.

In terms of the other candidates, Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz, and Scott Walker are all irrelevant candidates. They fail to attract voters to their platforms because they refuse to plunge deep into the classic Republican tropes like Trump and Carson.

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