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Trump Cleans up in Iowa, Taking Two Polls

Donald Trump won the two latest polls in Iowa, toppling Ted Cruz. The latest releases by Fox News and CBS News/YouGov saw Trump maintain his position at the top of the party.

Fox News

  • Donald Trump – 34%
  • Ted Cruz – 23%
  • Marco Rubio – 12%

CBS News / YouGov

  • Donald Trump – 39%
  • Ted Cruz – 34%
  • Marco Rubio – 13%

The Republican nomination is still Trump’s to lose. While Cruz edges closer in certain polls, Trump continues to dominate him in the majority of them.

Trump has been relatively quiet in the recent weeks, based on his own standards. His only major brush with the media was his recent comment about him being so well liked that he could shoot someone in the street and not lose support. With Trump, his entire campaign is a circus act that we are patiently waiting to end. However, as the primaries draw closer, it seems like it will never end and that he will very likely be the Republican candidate in 2016.

Cruz is campaigning hard, desperately trying to topple Trump, but he cannot seem to overtake him for an extended period of time. Any poll that Cruz wins, Trump surpasses him by the next release. Cruz is still a legitimate candidate, but he needs to start winning Iowa polls if he wants to have any chance of beating Trump for the Republican nomination.

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Trump and Clinton Top the Fox News National Polls

The latest national poll by Fox News has concluded that Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are at the top of their respective parties.

Which Republican candidate would you vote for?

  • Donald Trump – 26%
  • Ben Carson – 23%
  • Marco Rubio – 11%
  • Ted Cruz – 11%
  • Jeb Bush – 4%

Which Democratic candidate would you vote for?

  • Hillary Clinton – 56%
  • Bernie Sanders – 31%

Trump has regained his position at the top of the Republican Party. In Iowa and other recent polls, Ben Carson had toppled Trump and taken the lead. At this point, barring any huge errors, the Republican nomination will go to either Trump or Carson, and in the case where both candidates implode, Marco Rubio seems like a respectable backup option. Trump has toned down his rhetoric in recent interviews and in the last debate, and besides his media bullying, he is looking more and more like a normal Republican candidate that is pro-fiscal conservatism.

For the Democrats, Clinton is pulling away with the lead. Despite her tarnished reputation and her dishonesty, Clinton is the candidate to beat for the Democrats and it is likely that she will represent the party in 2016. Much of her success will hinge on whether or not she can convince voters to turn out and elect her as the next president. She is heavily relying on the gender card, similar to how President Barack Obama tapped into the race card in 2008. However, it remains to be seen if voters will fall for another historic presidency or if they are interested in selecting a useful candidate.

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Fox General Election Poll: Biden Beats All Republicans, Clinton Loses

The latest poll by Fox News pitted Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden against the plethora of Republican candidates. Clinton lost to every single Republican candidate, while Biden beat them all.

Head-to-Head Polls:

  • Hillary Clinton 40% – Donald Trump – 45%
  • Hillary Clinton 40% – Jeb Bush 44%
  • Hillary Clinton 39% – Carly Fiorina 42%
  • Hillary Clinton 39% – Ben Carson 50%
  • Joe Biden 50% – Donald Trump 37%
  • Joe Biden 46% – Jeb Bush 41%
  • Joe Biden 44% – Marco Rubio 43%
  • Joe Biden 46% – Carly Fiorina 42%
  • Joe Biden 46% – Ben Carson 42%

While this poll was conducted by Fox News, the numbers are revealing of how unpopular Clinton is as a candidate. She continues to struggle in key polls, losing ground to Bernie Sanders and Republicans pummel her in almost every head-to-head poll. Most Democrats support Clinton, but it remains to be seen whether she can captivate voters to turn out and elect her as the first female president.

Biden hasn’t announced a campaign yet. However, he is an incredibly likeable candidate, who is charismatic, and proven. Having served as vice president for President Obama, most Americans are confident in his abilities to lead the country and understand that he is familiar with the political process. Still, there are major questions regarding his commitment to campaigning and his desire to push through another long election cycle at his advanced age.

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Obama’s Approval Ratings Hover Around 45%

The latest Gallup poll tallying President Barack Obama’s approval ratings is in. Obama achieved a pretty standard approval rating that was consistent with his overall average.

What is your opinion of the president?

  • Approve – 45%
  • Disapprove – 49%

A different poll by Fox News pegged Obama’s approval rating at 42 percent and his disapproval rating at 51 percent, while a poll by Rasmussen Reports had the totals at 47 percent and 52 percent respectively.

There is nothing unordinary about these totals and they suggest that the majority of Americans are indifferent to Obama. For the majority, they recognize that his time in office is nearly done and that it is time to start thinking about who they want to elect as the next president.

Obama’s presidency started on high hopes, saw the implementation of Obamacare, and saw the government protect Wall Street, despite their role in bringing the economy to its knees. Most Americans are eager to move on from Obama, not because he was a bad president, but more so because they are antsy to elect someone new and see if they can fix the country.

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