For those wanting to see a President Donald Trump, new polls may sound very good for the potential Republican nominee. In 2016, Hillary Clinton could actually lose to Trump in the general election, and now Democrats are starting to talk about which Democratic candidate has the best chance of taking Trump down. In 2008, Clinton went from frontrunner to second place due to Barack Obama, and now that there is talk about making Bernie Sanders president, some fear Trump could also play the socialism card in order to win the 2016 election.
In a related report by the Inquisitr, some 2016 predictions claim that Bernie Sanders will be the next president by a landslide, including a polling system that has successfully guessed every single U.S. presidential winner for many years. In addition, a recent national poll carried out by Quinnipiac University makes a 2016 prediction that Hillary will not like. Not only will Sanders win the Democratic Party nomination come June, according to this poll, but it is claimed the senator can beat Donald Trump by a landslide to become America’s next President.
How things can change in a year. Early on, polls said Hillary could have beaten every single potential Republican candidate suggested, and when Trump first began his rise to popularity, it still seemed like Clinton would hold an edge during the general election. Now that 2016 is actually here, a recent Rasmussen poll shows the two in a statistical tie, which has some Democrats questioning whether Hillary is the right choice to represent the Democratic Party.
“We’re going to start to have to look at how the [Democratic] candidates play against Donald Trump, because he’s certainly holding onto his lead in the Republican Party, and he has certainly played the Republican candidates in a way that has hurt some of his opposition, and I think people are going to start asking, ‘All right, who’s going to stand up under his type of campaigning?'” said David Allen, a Democratic Party leader in Barnstead, New Hampshire, according to NewsMax.
It is also possible that Clinton is the easier target, and part of the reason her polls dropped in recent years was due to scandals. Allen believes that if Hillary wins the nomination, then Trump will “dig up everything in the past 40 years and use it — and won’t mince words in using it.”
There are other major problems facing the Clinton campaign. Ron Romine, chairman of the Democratic Party in Spartanburg, South Carolina, said there is not as much excitement for the Clinton campaign in comparison Trump’s supporters. Romine says that, since Clinton has “been around forever,” she will have supporters who will go out on election day to vote for her, but “there’s not a whole lot to parse out. You either like her or you’re not enthusiastic.”
To some Democrats, Hillary is the strategic vote, not a heartfelt desire. For example, in a recent interview, Samuel L. Jackson even spoke about how he “loves” Bernie since he’s a “man of the people,” but he will still vote Hillary simply because she’s “a person that can keep those other people from winning.”
On the other hand, Democrats who want to see a President Bernie Sanders installed into the White House can be very enthusiastic. Based upon the latest info, Dick Morris believes this enthusiasm will be seen in the polls, and although Morris was wrong about Mitt Romney in the past, he’s predicting that new polls will show Clinton to be slipping in states like Iowa and New Hampshire.
“More importantly, it’s why two or three days ago she sent out an email to her supporters saying we might lose in New Hampshire or Iowa — and we have to be prepared to dig down, work harder in the other states,” Morris explained. “She wouldn’t have written that if her polls weren’t going to hell in those states.”
Unfortunately for Democrats, if Bernie wins the nomination, then Allen believes they face a whole new set of problems.
“If Bernie is the candidate, Trump will play up how un-American socialism is,” he said.
Who do you think has a better chance at becoming president: Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, or Hillary Clinton?
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