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Trump Loses to Clinton in Florida, Wins in Ohio

Donald “The King of Debt” Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee, has managed to lose to Hillary Clinton in Quinnipiacs‘ latest poll for Florida, but managed to beat her in Ohio.

Florida

  • Hillary Clinton – 43%
  • Donald Trump – 42%

Ohio

  • Donald Trump – 43%
  • Hillary Clinton – 39%

It feels like the results of these polls should be switched. Trump should have beaten Clinton in Florida, where his racism appeals, and the more centrist Clinton should have scored a victory in Ohio.

With John Kasich stepping out, his followers have more than likely sided with Trump and will vote for him in the general election. By election time, Trump should be able to win in Florida if he continues to play his game. The biggest challenge for Trump will come in states where Democrats dominate. If he wants to compete against Clinton, he will need to find a way to convince independent and undecided voters that he is a better choice than Clinton.

If you are part of the Clinton campaign, you can feel safe knowing that you should be able to beat Trump in the general election based on how many voters he has alienated and the assurance that the Democratic platform is typically a safe one. However, these early polls are telling of how unpopular Clinton is and how her reputation is like an anchor.

No matter what, this election will be entertaining and it is recommended that you stock up on your popcorn as soon as possible.

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Democrats Lead Ohio, Kasich’s Popularity Wanes

The latest poll for Ohio by PPP has provided some interesting data. According to the results, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are more popular candidates than Donald Trump and Ted Cruz and the state is getting fed up with Gov. John Kasich’s pitiful campaign.

Head-to-Head Matchups:

  • Hillary Clinton 45% – Donald Trump 42%
  • Hillary Clinton 44% – Ted Cruz – 35%

 

  • Bernie Sanders 45% – Donald Trump 41%
  • Bernie Sanders 44% – Ted Cruz 35%

One interesting revelation from this poll is how unpopular Kasich is becoming in his home state. According to the data, 38 percent of voters think he should stay in the race, while 49 percent want him to drop out. In comparison, 52 percent were supportive of his campaign in early March. If you adjust the poll to only account for Republican voters, the numbers are even worse, with 58 percent wanting him to give it up.

Why is this? The majority of voters believe that Kasich is neglecting his duties as Governor.

“Ohio voters were pretty supportive of John Kasich’s Presidential ambitions for a while,” said Dean Debnam, President of Public Policy Polling. “But now they’re ready for him to wrap it up as his prospects grow smaller and the bill for taxpayers related to his campaign gets larger and larger.”

As for the other Republican candidates, both Trump and Cruz continue to struggle against Clinton and Sanders. Why is this? Clinton is considered a safe pick that will maintain the status quo, while Sanders is the choice of those who want to see legitimate progressive change. In contrast, Cruz is the candidate that stands to promote the most change for the Republicans, but his notion of meaningful change is terrifying to most voters, whereas Trump stands to break up the status quo as well, but the majority of his grandiose policies would stand no chance at passing through Congress, the Senate, and for some of his more racist proposals, the Supreme Court.

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Trump Closes the Gap on Kasich in Ohio

The latest polls for Ohio by NBC/WSJ/Marist and CBS News/YouGov have revealed that Donald Trump is rapidly closing the gap on John Kasich in his home state.

NBC/WSJ/Marist

  • John Kasich – 39%
  • Donald Trump – 33%
  • Ted Cruz – 19%
  • Marco Rubio – 6%

CBS News/YouGov

  • John Kasich – 33%
  • Donald Trump – 33%
  • Ted Cruz – 27%
  • Marco Rubio – 5%

There are a few things to take away from the two of these polls. Trump is fast approaching Kasich and will probably challenge him for the lead, which is a major problem for Kasich’s campaign. A loss in Ohio should spell the end of his campaign.

Secondly, Ted Cruz is climbing in the standings. While he hasn’t taken over the lead, he is approaching the other two candidates and may be able to build momentum by suggesting that he performed well in a state that he was expected to do poorly in.

As for Marco Rubio, he should throw in the towel immediately. In his home state of Florida, he is well behind in the polls and it seems unlikely that he will be able to win the state and he continues to get decimated in every single poll. He is not a legitimate candidate and he is distracting GOP voters and providing candidates like Trump or Cruz with an opportunity to become the nominee due to a split vote.

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Trump Tops Florida, Loses Ohio to Kasich

The latest polls by Fox News for Florida and Ohio have revealed that Donald Trump is leading Florida, while he narrowly trails John Kasich in Ohio.

Florida

  • Donald Trump – 43%
  • Marco Rubio – 20%
  • Ted Cruz – 16%
  • John Kasich – 10%

Ohio

  • John Kasich – 34%
  • Donald Trump – 29%
  • Ted Cruz – 19%
  • Marco Rubio – 7%

Trump is still the frontrunner of the Republican Party and will likely win the nomination. Of course, establishment GOPs are working tirelessly to try and take him down, promising to contest his nomination, and even throwing around rumors that Mitt Romney may run for president.

His victory in Florida is an important one as it will surely finish off Marco Rubio’s campaign, proving that he can’t even win his home state. Rubio has been bragging, primary after primary, about his third and fourth place finishes, and it has become quite embarrassing and indicative that he is finished.

In Ohio, the results aren’t surprising. Kasich is fairly popular in the state and will probably leverage his votes into something favorable for himself. This could be a position in Trump’s administration or some kind of preferential treatment for the state. Regardless, expect Trump to climb past Kasich in Ohio and crush the other remaining Republicans.

Ted Cruz is hanging on, still holding his Bible close to his heart. Too bad for him, the largest voting populations and the most important states aren’t as influenced by his religious zealotry and will either vote for Trump, because they are angry, or not vote at all.

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Trump and Clinton Take Georgia and Ohio

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are flying high in the latest polls for Georgia (Fox 5 Atlanta) and Ohio (Quinnipiac University).

Which Republican candidate would you vote for?

Georgia

  • Donald Trump – 34%
  • Marco Rubio 22%
  • Ted Cruz – 20%

Ohio

  • Donald Trump – 31%
  • John Kasich – 26%
  • Ted Cruz – 21%
  • Marco Rubio – 13%

Which Democratic candidate would you vote for?

Georgia

  • Hillary Clinton – 57%
  • Bernie Sanders – 29%

Ohio

  • Hillary Clinton – 55%
  • Bernie Sanders – 40%

Trump seems unstoppable at this point. With all the momentum of New Hampshire and South Carolina behind him, it looks likely that Trump will win the GOP nomination. Neither Ted Cruz or Marco Rubio seems capable of gaining enough momentum to surpass Trump.

This entire election has been a circus. Early on, Trump broke all the rules and completely dismantled the concept of political correctness. Instead of challenging Trump, his opponents have joined in on the craziness, and in the case of Cruz, he has even thrived on it.

For the Democrats, Bernie Sanders has a tough road ahead of him. He scored a respectable tie in Iowa, crushed Clinton in New Hampshire, and came very close to tying her in Nevada. South Carolina will not be favorable to Sanders and he isn’t polling strongly in some of the upcoming primary states.

However, for most of this election, Sanders has been a late riser and has relied on pre-primary momentum to help him surge in the polls. At this point, Clinton has everything to lose and her downtrends in the polls have been noticeable. If she wants to stand a chance against Sanders, she will need to win a few more primaries and paint herself as the ideal candidate, something she has struggled to do all election.

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Senate: GOP Wins Pennsylvania, Dems Florida, Split Ohio

The latest poll by Quinnipiac University has revealed the U.S. Senate outcomes in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Florida. The Republicans won in Pennsylvania, split Ohio, and lost to the Democrats in Florida.

Pennsylvania

  • Pat Toomey 49% – Joe Sestak 34%
  • Pat Toomey 51% – Katie McGinty 31%

Ohio

  • Rob Portman 43% – Ted Strickland 46%
  • Rob Portman 49% – P.G. Sittenfeld 27%

Florida

  • Patrick Murphy 37% – Carlos Lopez-Cantera 29%
  • Patrick Murphy 37% – Ron DeSantis 30%
  • Alan Grayson 35% – Carlos Lopez-Cantera 32%
  • Alan Grayson 35% – Ron DeSantis 31%

The Democrats came out ahead, winning the majority of the polls. Pat Toomey decisively won Pennsylvania, with a 15 and 20 point advantage over both of the Democrats.

In Ohio, the two parties split the poll. The Republicans Rob Portman managed to beat P.G. Sittenfeld by a large margin, but lost to Ted Strickland.

Finally, the Democrats cleaned up in Florida, winning every single matchup. Both Patrick Murphy and Alan Grayson beat Carlos Lopez-Cantera and Ron DeSantis. Murphy convincingly beat the two Republican candidates, while Grayson’s margin of victory was much smaller.

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Trump Stops the Slide, Wins Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania

The latest string of polls by Quinnipiac have revealed that Donald Trump is back on top of the Republicans. He was briefly knocked out of the lead, but has managed to regain it in a series of three important polls in Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.

Which Republican candidate would you vote for?

Florida

  • Donald Trump – 28%
  • Ben Carson – 16%
  • Marco Rubio – 14%
  • Jeb Bush – 12%

Ohio

  • Donald Trump – 23%
  • Ben Carson – 18%
  • John Kasich – 13%
  • Ted Cruz – 11%
  • Carly Fiorina – 10%

Pennsylvania

  • Donald Trump – 23%
  • Ben Carson – 17%
  • Marco Rubio – 12%
  • Carly Fiorina – 8%

Trump won all three polls, well over the margin of error. Trump decimated both Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush in Florida, despite the two having strong ties to the state. Ben Carson came in second, but was a notable 12 points behind.

In Ohio, Trump’s lead over Carson was much smaller, but he managed to edge out the other candidates decisively. The same story occurred in Pennsylvania where Trump narrowly defeated Carson.

Trump supporters were worried that the candidate was losing steam, and while this may still be the truth, he remains a powerful candidate who understands how to pander to American voters with his “pro-American” agenda that is rooted in the American dream and a government that favors big business and making money.

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