As the race to become President of the United States heats up, Republican voters are still trying to unify behind their nominee, and the latest poll stats are in. According to a Marist poll, Donald Trump is leading in Iowa with 24%, trailed by Ben Carson at 19%, Carly Fiorina at 8% and Jeb Bush at 7%.
Polls from New Hampshire mirror the Iowa polls with one major difference. Carly Fiorina is in second place behind Trump, with the former Hewlett-Packard CEO commanding 16% of the NH vote, behind Trump’s 21%.
New Poll: Fiorina Gains on Trump, Soars to Second in New Hampshire http://t.co/VDqV3y04mU
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Looking a lot less like an elephant stampede and more like a good horse race, the places are continually shifting. While the race may only be in the first turn, the next few quarter miles will undoubtedly be exciting to watch.
Meanwhile, on the Democratic front, the race reflects the democratic donkey that it is. The donkeys aren’t doing a lot of kicking or braying. A lot remains to be seen. The frontrunner, Hillary Clinton, is in apparent hot water with the Justice Department with rumors floating around that she may need to lawyer up in case criminal charges are filed.
“Hillary needs to secure the services of an expert legal counsel — preferably a big-league defense attorney from the Republican side of the aisle,” a Clinton legal adviser said. “She needs someone to find out whether the FBI and Justice Department are likely to conclude that she’s violated federal laws governing national security.”
Even with her supposed legal troubles, Clinton’s lead of 48% is nine points higher than Bernie Sanders’ 39%. Joseph Biden, playing the role of the back up jockey, has yet to enter the race, leaving many to question why there are so few choices on the Democratic side of the race.
Do you think Fiorina will overtake Trump’s lead in the primaries?
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