Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton are turning their rhetorical fire on one another as both front-runners emerged with strong victories in their parties’ Super Tuesday contests for the presidential nomination.
The majority of Democratic voters say they want a political insider as president to tackle the biggest issues facing the nation.
The negative sentiments popped up all around the country: The dissatisfied outnumbered the angry and accounted for half or more of Republican voters in Virginia, Vermont and MA.
In Virginia, 1,013,000 voters – nearly 350,000 more voters showed up than the previous record-setting year, 2008. In Texas, the number was reduced by 50 percent, while iit dropped by 40 percent in Tennessee. Ted Cruz launched furious verbal attacks on the billionaire businessman in recent days, but some in the party establishment fear the anti-Trump campaign has come too late. Sanders isn’t going to win no matter what he does.
In Massachusetts, many Democratic voters expressed admiration for both Ms. Clinton and Mr. Sanders. About 6 in 10 of those citing income inequality supported Sanders, who has made the issue a centerpiece of his campaign.
Oklahoma turned out to be a rare bright spot for Sanders beyond his home base of Vermont.
If the above poll numbers hold true for next Tuesday’s election, which will prove to be the tipping scale for Republican nominees, a Democrat is sure to win the White House on Election Day if Trump secures the GOP nomination.
“There were two bus fulls – I couldn’t even get back to the one to campus right now because there was so many people going back”.
By most accounts, the biggest loser in Minnesota’s caucus was Donald Trump.
About 7 in 10 Republican voters believe that Muslims who are not USA citizens should not be allowed to enter the country. Trump, who has professed mutual admiration with “poorly educated voters”, was favored by 4 in 10 voters without a college degree. The results have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 5 percentage points for Republican primary voters and plus or minus 4 percentage points for Democratic primary voters.
Karen Carew, of Medway, said she voted for Clinton, calling her the most experienced candidate in the race. “And for us, it’s really important because we are refugees who have settled here 10 years ago”, said Mukeba, who just finished a master’s degree program at the Vermont Law School and is unemployed.
The survey was conducted for The Associated Press and the television networks by Edison Research as voters left their polling places at 25 randomly selected sites in Arkansas. Preliminary results include interviews with 806 to 1,491 Democratic primary voters and 536 to 1,821 Republicans primary voters in each state contest.