The latest on the presidential horse race.

Wisconsin: Clinton Beats Sanders in a Close Poll

In the latest Wisconsin poll by WPR/St. Norbert, Hillary Clinton managed to defeat Bernie Sanders, but the results were very close and indicative that he is still a strong contender that could beat Clinton.

Which Democratic candidate would you vote for?

  • Hillary Clinton – 47%
  • Bernie Sanders – 42%

The Democratic race was always a two candidate battle with the potential to a three candidate race. Now with the other candidates dropping out and Joe Biden passing on running, it is down to a Sanders versus Clinton showdown.

Clinton is the popular choice, she polls moderately well across all demographics, she is a woman who likes to play the gender card, and she has a respectable political career. In addition, she performed well at the recent Benghazi hearing and her numbers continue to rise. Most Democratic supporters will vote for Clinton based on her name and her overall connections to the party.

Sanders is a dark horse who continues to rise the rankings. He is outspoken, labelled as a socialist, and wants to bring corporate America to its knees. He doesn’t have the name recognition that Clinton enjoys, but he is making a lot of noise with the working class and he continues to develop a strong following amongst the lower and working classes. If he can break off some of Clinton’s weaker supporters, he may be able to challenge her for the Democratic nomination.

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