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Sanders Struggles Against Clinton in Maryland

The latest Monmouth University poll for Maryland has proven that Hillary Clinton holds a commanding lead over her opponent Bernie Sanders.

Which Democratic candidate would you vote for?

  • Hillary Clinton – 57%
  • Bernie Sanders – 32%

As primary season winds down, Clinton looks to be in charge and Sanders seems incapable of recovering. Sander’s loss in New York was a major blow to his campaign and made a possible victory for him that much harder.

Clinton has played it safe over the last few weeks, winning primaries, staying out of the spotlight as much as possible, and painting herself as the victim. Sanders ran into some trouble over the last two weeks after he called Clinton unqualified. These comments looked overly negative and made his campaign seem petty. Instead of engaging the comments on a large scale, Clinton acted like the victim and vilified Sanders in the eyes of voters.

In Maryland, Sanders overly progressive platform isn’t attractive and Clinton’s centrist stance should prevail. The state overwhelmingly voted for President Barack Obama in 2012 and Clinton’s platform is much more similar to Obama’s than Sanders is. Whereas, with Sanders, his far-left platform is less attractive to undecided voters as it appears to be radical to those who are not familiar with his progressive roots.

Expect a large victory by Clinton in Maryland and another nail in the coffin that is Sander’s campaign.

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Trump and Clinton Hold the Lead in Maryland

The latest poll for Maryland by NBC 4/Marist, have reported favorable numbers for both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

Which Republican candidate would you vote for?

  • Donald Trump – 47%
  • John Kasich – 27%
  • Ted Cruz – 19%

Which Democratic candidate would you vote for?

  • Hillary Clinton – 52%
  • Bernie Sanders – 42%

None of the results in these polls are overly surprising. Trump leads the Republicans, followed by a distant John Kasich, and an even more distant Ted Cruz. Trump should be able to win Maryland, but it remains to be seen if he can calm his campaign down and come out of the recent chaos as the consensus pick for the Republican Party. In the past, Trump was seen as a guarantee win, but after a tough few weeks in the media, the once indestructible Trump started to show signs of weakness.

Kasich isn’t a relevant candidate in any way and the only reason he is still in the running is to try and disrupt Trump’s nomination. Cruz could catch Trump, but more realistically, he is preventing his rival from collecting extra delegates, in hope that he can contest the convention and win the nomination on a technicality.

On the Democratic side of things, Clinton is still the popular choice and Bernie Sanders recent brush with negativity hurt his campaign and made him look petty. He also broke an important promise he made early on, that he would never turn to negativity in his campaign.

Sanders could still catch Clinton, but her superdelegate lead is still daunting and something that Sanders will need to overcome if he wants to snatch the Democratic nomination out from under her.

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