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Trump Retakes and Clinton Maintains Her Lead Into November

As November is upon us, the latest batch of national polls by IBD/TIPP have revealed that Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are in the lead of their respective parties.Which

Which Democratic candidate would you vote for?

  • Hillary Clinton – 48%
  • Bernie Sanders – 33%

Which Republican candidate would you vote for?

  • Donald Trump – 28%
  • Ben Carson – 23%
  • Marco Rubio – 11%
  • Ted Cruz – 6%
  • Jeb Bush – 6%

The Republican race is heating up. After surpassing Trump in a few polls, Ben Carson has slipped two second place again. As of now, the averages favor Trump and he seems poised to continue to dominate the current crop of Republicans. Carson is still a popular candidate, but his views are aligned with the far right and it seems unlikely that he will be able to win over votes from moderate Republicans. Marco Rubio is still rising in the polls. He is currently caught in controversy regarding his failure to carry out his Senatorial duties.

The Democratic race remains heavily in Clinton’s favor. At this point, the nomination is hers to lose. Bernie Sanders scored well in this poll, but he needs to make up ground and he needs to make it up fast. Time is running out for Sander’s campaign and he has to convince voters that he is a better choice than Clinton. The average Democratic voter will choose Clinton over Sanders based solely on name recognition. Sanders also suffers from the misplaced label that he is a communist-socialist, a term that carries a stigma that relates to the former days of the Soviet Union.

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