Trump Slumps Against the Dems in New Hampshire
The latest head-to-head poll by Dartmouth for New Hampshire revealed that both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are ahead of Donald Trump in New Hampshire.
Which potential presidential candidate would you vote for?
- Hillary Clinton 34% – Donald Trump 29%
- Bernie Sanders 49% – Donald Trump 28%
Clinton’s lead over Trump was far less than Sanders. Regardless of where you stand on the Democrats, Clinton is far less popular than Sanders. A lot of that has to do with the fact that voters feel that she is dishonest and untrustworthy. In addition, New Hampshire is a state that Sanders should perform well in given the fact that he decimated Clinton in the state’s primary.
Sanders is still campaigning hard, trying to convince his voters that he can win. In reality, a Sanders victory would require a political miracle, but crazier things have happened, like the nomination of Trump as the head of the Republican Party.
As for Trump, he will need to find a way to fracture the Democratic voter base and siphon votes from unlikely sources. This may require him to appeal to independent and undecided voters through a less-than Republican platform. He has already started to do this with his bizarre tax plan and he has even hinted at the fact that he is pro public healthcare. If Trump can win over these types of voters and capitalize on Sanders angry supporters, he may be able to challenge Clinton.
If there is one thing we have learned from this current election cycle, it is that you should always expect the unexpected.
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