FOR the people’s voice to be heard, the United States (U.S.) will today provide an opportunity for the GOP primary to be conducted. Black and White voters in the U.S. will come out en masse to choose candidates of their choice for the Republican and Democratic parties. Today’s primary vote in Massachusetts is one of a dozen Super Tuesday contests around the country.
Leading the Democratic Party is former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, who holds an eight-point lead over Bernie Sanders in a new poll of Massachusetts Democratic primary voters, suggesting that the Vermont senator needs to attract significant support during the final push to eke out a much-needed win in today’s Massachusetts presidential primary.
Also leading the Republican party is the front-runner, Donald T. Trump, with 32.5 per cent votes; Marco Rubio 22.5 per cent, Ted Cruz 22.3 per cent; Jeb Bush 7.8; John Kasich 7.6 per cent and Ben Carson 7.6 per cent votes.
Meanwhile, Bush has withdrawn from the race after his loss in South Carolina, abandoning a campaign that struggled frequently in the glare of anti-establishment politics.
The son and brother of previous presidents, Bush entered the race with high name recognition and big money. But those assets turned into liabilities as Donald Trump rose in the polls and voters rebelled against traditional Republican politics.
Among the Democratic presidential candidates are Clinton, Sanders, Martin O’Malley, Lincoln Chatee and Jim Webb. Clinton draws 50 per cent of the vote, while Sanders picks up 42 per cent and eight per cent remain undecided, according to the Suffolk University poll released on Sunday. The poll was conducted Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
Clinton and Sanders visited Massachusetts yesterday – a signal of the state’s importance in the nominating contest and an anticipated close outcome.
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