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Trump and Carson Pull Away Against Their Republican Opponents

As the polls heat up, Donald Trump and Ben Carson continue to cement their lead atop the Republican Party standings. The latest poll by ABC and the Washington Post revealed Trump’s triple digit lead and Carson’s double digit lead over Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz, and Marco Rubio.

Which Republican candidate would you vote for?

  • Donald Trump – 33%
  • Ben Carson – 20%
  • Jeb Bush – 8%
  • Ted Cruz – 7%
  • Marco Rubio – 7%

Judging by the latest wave of polls, Trump and Carson are battling it out for the top spot. Bush and Walker have fallen off the map and it looks unlikely that they will recover and challenge for the presidential nomination.

Trump and Carson are starting to directly challenge each other in the media. So far, Carson has been on the defensive after Trump labelled him as incapable and a man who lacked the business sense to be president. Carson carefully responded, pointing out that his time spent working as a neurosurgeon clearly demonstrated his ability to handle pressure and to make the right decisions and that he had served in key positions at big companies for most of his career.

Both Bush and Walker are no longer relevant candidates. Walker’s media time in the recent weeks has consisted of him blaming President Barack Obama for things that have no relevance and drug tests for welfare recipients. Bush on the other hand, seems incapable of separating himself from his father and brother’s legacy. On Monday, he defended the National Security Agency and asked Americans to stop “demonizing” the agency.

Until further notice, the Republican Party will be won by either Trump or Carson.

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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 Polls Puts Bush Ahead of Clinton

The results from the latest political poll by Quinnipiac University show that Jeb Bush has narrowly edged out Hillary Clinton in a set of questions that were based on a general election.

Jeb Bush vs. Democrats:

  • Jeb Bush – 42%, Hillary Clinton – 41%
  • Jeb Bush – 42%, Joe Biden – 43%
  • Jeb Bush – 44%, Bernie Sanders – 39%

Donald Trump vs. Democrats:

  • Donald Trump – 36%, Hillary Clinton – 48%
  • Donald Trump – 37%, Joe Biden – 49%
  • Donald Trump – 37%, Bernie Sanders – 45%

Scott Walker vs. Democrats:

  • Scott Walker – 43%, Hillary Clinton – 44%
  • Scott Walker – 43%, Joe Biden – 43%
  • Scott Walker – 42%, Bernie Sanders – 37%

While most of the Republican candidates struggled against the Democrats, Bush came out on top against Clinton and lost by only 1 percent to Joe Biden. Of the major Republican candidates, Bush is seen as a more moderate choice when compared to the shenanigans of Trump and Walker. Clinton continues to hold her lead over the other Democrat candidates, but she isn’t as far ahead as she used to be and Sanders’ campaign is slowly eroding the strong lead that she once had.

As we’ve previously stated, the Democrats will likely head into the election with Clinton, while the Republicans will more than likely be led by Bush or Trump if he somehow manages to capture the imaginations of average Americans. Trump’s current stance is acceptable to certain groups, but highly offensive to others and he continues to alienate himself with moderate groups.

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Michigan Senate: Democrat Peters Sitting Comfortably over Lynn

Rasmussen Reports, 10/20 – 10/22

Michigan Senate

  • Gary Peters – Democrat – 51%
  • Terri Lynn – Republican – 42%
  • Other – 3%
  • Undecided – 4%

We have an update in the Michigan Senate election. According to the latest Rasmussen Reports political poll, the Democrat Gary Peters is enjoying a commanding lead over the Republican Terri Lynn. The poll asked 1,000 likely voters who they would vote for if an election were to occur today. The margin of error for this poll was 3 percent.

The demographics for this poll were fairly even. 30 percent of voters registered as Republican, 36 percent as Democrat, and 34 percent as an unidentified party.

51 percent of voters chose Peters, while only 42 percent chose Lynn. The results of this poll are starkly different than a mid-September poll which had Peters at 41 percent and Land at 39 percent.

45 percent of voters see Land as a favorable candidate. On the other hand, 52 percent view Peters as a favorable candidate. The difference isn’t substantial, but it demonstrates that voters see Peters in a positive light.

Lynn’s decline in the polls is likely due to the unattractiveness of the Republican platform. Peters is against the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, a choice that allows corporations and individuals to infinitely fund political campaigns, while Land supports it.

Lynn doesn’t support increasing the minimum wage to $10.10, Peters does.

On the issue of climate change, Peters believes that humans impact the climate, while Lynn has refused to make a notable statement regarding the issue.

Lynn is against same-sex marriage and Peters supports it.

Both candidates follow the party line, for the most part, and due to this, Lynn is appearing as an unattractive candidate, in a state that is in desperate need of social policy.

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