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Clinton Narrowly Beats Sanders in New Hampshire

The latest poll by the Boston Glove and Suffolk has placed Hillary Clinton in the lead of the Democrats.

Which Democratic candidate would you vote for?

  • Hillary Clinton – 37%
  • Bernie Sanders – 35%
  • Joe Biden – 11%
  • Jim Webb – 3%

The Democratic presidential debate changed a lot of things for Clinton. Many voters saw her as the clear victor, while supporters of Bernie Sanders claimed he performed well. Regardless, Clinton is starting to come out on top in recent polls and her campaign is starting to heat up.

The wildcard for the Democrats is still Joe Biden. If he chooses to run for president, he will easily siphon votes from both Clinton and Sanders and he may be a more popular candidate then both of them. Biden also has an impressive resume of experience, having served in the U.S. Senate, on several committees, and most notably as vice president.

Sanders is still building momentum and challenging for the Democrats top spot. Young voters are enamored by his platform, but Sanders needs to work harder to convince older voters, who are less interested in his quasi-socialist platform.

Jim Webb has earned a slight bump in the polls following the debate, but not enough to cement himself as a legitimate candidate. His recent comments about CNN rigging the debate will hurt his campaign, as it makes him look bitter and childish in the eyes of voters.

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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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Clinton Leads the Latest CNN Poll, Sanders Returns to Earth

The past few weeks have been a wild ride for Bernie Sanders. The latest poll by CNN has revealed that Hillary Clinton has taken her position back as the top Democrat candidate.

Which Democrat candidate would you vote for?

  • Hillary Clinton – 42%
  • Bernie Sanders – 24%
  • Joe Biden – 22%

Clinton beat out Sanders by nearly double. Oddly enough, Joe Biden was only two points behind Sanders, despite not even confirming that he is going to run for president. Still, these results aren’t indicative that Clinton will maintain her lead and it is only one poll. Clinton is still a popular candidate for mainstream Democrats who blindly vote for the party. Sanders on the other hand is fighting against Clinton’s reputation and has to cement his platform every step of the way.

Biden hasn’t officially announced his bid for president and it is highly likely that he may not run, but for now, he remains a legitimate candidate with a strong track record in America’s political establishment. Should he decide to run, he will easily siphon votes from both Clinton and Sanders.

Lucky for the Democrats, there are only three main contenders for president, unlike the Republicans who currently have over 10 candidates fighting for the same honor. In the end, the race will more than likely be between Sanders and Clinton and Sander’s only chance of winning rests on his ability to convince young voters that he has their best interests in mind.

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Sanders Leads the Democrats in a New Hampshire Poll

A recent poll by WBUR has revealed that Bernie Sanders is on top of the Democrats, beating out Hillary Clinton, and Joe Biden.

Which Democrat candidate would you vote for?

  • Bernie Sanders – 35%
  • Hillary Clinton – 31%
  • Joe Biden – 14%

Sanders has been making major strides in the polls. He continues to generate buzz and gather the attention of voters through his progressive platform. His focus is primarily on worker’s rights, establishing a living wage for the average American, reducing the cost of education, and fighting the rich where it is necessary.

Clinton is the polar opposite. She is a cemented candidate with a political history, there is no denying that, but she is boring and doesn’t value the interests of the middle class. Instead, her ties to Wall Street and wealthy donors paint her as a Democrat that doesn’t serve the best interests of her party and the ideals she is supposed to promote.

Joe Biden hasn’t officially announced a campaign, and he may not, but if he does decide to run, he already has a decent support base that he could easily build on. If he doesn’t run, Sanders will need to work hard to eat up his portion of the polls in order to increase his lead over Clinton. This should prove to be an easy task for him as his campaign is relatively genuine in nature, especially when compared to Clinton’s campaign.

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Clinton Leads the Democrats, Sanders Slumps

The latest poll by Monmouth University has placed Hillary Clinton at the top of the Democrats. Bernie Sanders took a major step back in this poll, while Joe Biden maintained his position.

Which Democrat do you want to win the nomination?

  • Hillary Clinton – 42%
  • Joe Biden – 22%
  • Bernie Sanders – 20%

Clinton is still the candidate to beat. This week she released a detailed campaign finance reform initiative, something that earned her praise from voters who often labelled her as a Wall Street crony. She wouldn’t make a great president, but she has a respectable political record and a devout following.

Sanders has been struggling in recent polls. His campaign is organic and he is a man who fights for what he believes in. Sadly, some of his views are often classified as socialist and these false labels hurt his chances at being elected. Sanders has the right ideas in mind, but lacks a plan of action to secure the votes to put them into practice.

Biden is still a popular candidate and he will significantly rise in the standings if he announces that he is running. His lack of commitment to a campaign is hurting his ranking, but the vast majority of Democrats like Biden and would vote for him should he decide to run for president.

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General Election Poll Puts Trump Ahead of the Democrats

A recent poll by SurveyUSA has revealed that Donald Trump is ahead of all of the major Democrat candidates in head-to-head polls. He managed to edge out Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, and Bernie Sanders.

Head-to-Head Results:

  • Donald Trump 45% – Hillary Clinton 40%
  • Donald Trump 44% – Joe Biden 42%
  • Donald Trump 44% – Bernie Sanders 40%

Trump still leads the polls and managed to win a head-to-head poll, despite his slowing momentum. In the recent weeks, Trump has struggled in the polls as he has been exposed as a candidate that has a limited understanding of important issues beyond immigration. His knowledge on foreign policy is extremely weak and concerning for a potential presidential candidate. Trump will likely decline in the polls as he struggles to discuss anything of relevance beyond his farfetched wall idea on the Mexican border.

Clinton still sits at the top of the Democrats, but Sanders is knocking on the door, and Biden is still a respectable candidate should he choose to run for president. The majority of Democrats would prefer to vote for Biden over Clinton, as he is a safe candidate with a worthy track record. Sanders is hitting the right tones with the working class and he continues to build momentum on his grassroots campaign that targets students and lower and middle class Americans.

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Clinton Edges out All Major Republican Candidates, Ties Carson

The latest poll by Public Polling Policy has revealed that Hillary Clinton beat all the major Republican candidates in head-to-head polls, including Donald Trump, but only managed to tie Ben Carson. Joe Biden also polled well, while Bernie Sanders lost to the candidates he was pitted against.

Who would you vote for?

  • Hillary Clinton 46% – Donald Trump 44%
  • Hillary Clinton 46% – Jeb Bush 42%
  • Hillary Clinton 44% – Ben Carson 44%
  • Hillary Clinton 47% – Marco Rubio 43%
  • Hillary Clinton 45% – Carly Fiorina 43%
  • Hillary Clinton 47% – Ted Cruz 42%
  • Joe Biden 47% – Donald Trump 41%
  • Joe Biden 44% – Jeb Bush 41%
  • Bernie Sanders 42% – Donald Trump 43%
  • Bernie Sanders 40% – Jeb Bush 41%
  • Hillary Clinton 42% – Jeb Bush 23% – Donald Trump 27%

Clinton matched up very well against the major Republican candidates. She narrowly edged out trump, tied Carson, and beat out the other candidates with varying degrees of separation. While she may not be viewed as the most attractive candidate, she has name recognition, and continues to hold onto her lead.

Biden is a popular candidate, but he hasn’t officially declared a presidential run. He maintains a strong position in the polls and it will likely grow if he announces his campaign. For Sanders, he continues to fight hard in the campaign, but has struggled to grow his lead in the last week. He is still a legitimate candidate who will need to work harder to decrease Clinton’s lead.

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Clinton Tops the Democrats in Iowa Despite Dwindling Lead

The latest poll by the Des Moines Register has placed Hillary Clinton as the top Democrat in Iowa. She edged out Bernie Sanders by 7 percent in an important state for the Democrats.

Which candidate would you vote for?

  • Hillary Clinton – 37%
  • Bernie Sanders – 30%
  • Joe Biden – 14%

Clinton held a strong lead in Iowa in all of her previous polls. In each of those polls, she scored over 50 percent of the vote. Now, she finds herself struggling to convince voters to choose her over the more politically attractive Sanders, who is focusing his campaign on a grassroots movement for worker’s rights and free education.

“These numbers would suggest that she can be beaten,” said Steve McMahon, a Virginia-based Democratic strategist who has worked on presidential campaigns dating to 1980.

In the latest set of head-to-head polls, Clinton beat all of the major Republican candidates, but she didn’t poll as well as Joe Biden, a potential presidential candidate that hasn’t announced his campaign.

If Clinton fails to capture the attention of voters, she will continue to suffer in the standings and bleed out votes to Sanders. While Sanders is an independent candidate, he has taken up the Democrats as his party in order to make a presidential run possible.

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Democrats Defeat Republicans in Head-To-Head Polls

The latest round of head-to-head polls by Quinnipiac resulted in a complete sweep by the Democrats. The poll pitted the major Republican candidates against Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden and the two Democrat candidates won every single matchup.

Head-To-Head Polls:

  • Hillary Clinton 45% – Donald Trump 41%
  • Hillary Clinton 42% – Jeb Bush 40%
  • Hillary Clinton 44% – Marco Rubio 43%
  • Joe Biden 48% – Donald Trump 40%
  • Joe Biden 45% – Jeb Bush 39%
  • Joe Biden 44% – Marco Rubio 41%

Clinton defeated Trump, but the poll was extremely close and well within the typical margin of error. She performed poorly against Bush, but he is unlikely to win the Republican nomination based on current standings. Finally, Clinton struggled to beat Rubio, but edged him out by a meager one percent.

Biden performed a lot better than Clinton. He managed to defeat Trump by eight percent, Bush by six percent, and Rubio by three percent. Biden hasn’t officially announced his campaign, but many are speculating that he will try to win the Democrat’s presidential nomination.

Tim Malloy, assistant director of Quinnipiac, suggested that Biden is one of the most attractive candidates that the Democrats have and he has a strong desirability when paired against the Republican candidates.

“On the Democratic side, Secretary Hillary Clinton continues her slide while Sen. Bernie Sanders continues to narrow the gap,” Malloy added. “But the real news is the man who isn’t there – yet. Vice President Joseph Biden has the best appeal in general election matchups against top Republicans.”

“Note to Biden: They like you, they really like you, or they like you more than the others. If he is sitting on the fence, his scores in the matchups and his favorability ratings may compel him to say, ‘Let’s do this,” he added.

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Sanders Tops Clinton in New Hampshire Primary

A recent poll by Boston Herald and Franklin Pierce University has revealed that Bernie Sanders has beaten Hillary Clinton in an important primary for the Democrats. Sanders has been gaining momentum over the past few weeks, while Clinton has remained stale.

  • Which candidate would you like to represent the Democrats?
    • Bernie Sanders – 44%
    • Hillary Clinton – 37%
    • Joe Biden – 9%

While this is only one poll, it shows that Clinton is beginning to lose her lead. She was once the consensus choice to lead the Democrats, but some hard campaigning by Sanders has changed that opinion and there is a chance that he may be able to challenge her.

The two candidates represent completely different voting blocks. Sanders is working hard to capture middle class and working class voters by educating them about economic inequality and the necessity for working class consensus. Some may call a platform like that socialist, but in reality, it is necessary in order to protect workers and to advance a program of economic equality.

On the other hand, Clinton is working to secure votes from partisan voters. In addition, she will likely score a large portion of votes from women who are interested in electing the first female president. Clinton will need to have a successful campaign and take a stance on several important issues if she wants to win the Democrat nomination and challenge for president. To date, she has avoided the tricky questions and her campaign is still a mystery.

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