Slog, slog, slog – The 2016 Presidential Election season slogs along – the Republican Tea Party (GOTP) clown car continues to pick up occupants – at some point one would think it will reach critical mass – while the Democratic Party drags along, picking up few contenders.
Where are things in the waning days as we move into the first summer of 2016 campaign season?
Nationally, a Fox News poll, conducted by telephone of “registered voters” from May 31 – June 2, 2015, has a two-way tie in the GOTP with Jeb Bush and Scott Walker at 12% each; Ben Carson 11%; Rand Paul 9%; Ted Cruz 8%; Marco Rubio 7%; Mike Huckabee 6%; Chris Christie 5%; Donald Trump and Rick Perry 4%; and last of all there is a four-way tie for tail-end Charlie, John Kasich, Carly Fiorina, Rick Santorum and Lindsey Graham at 2%
On the Democratic side, the same poll has Hillary Clinton still way out in front with 57%, followed by Bernie Sanders at 11%, Vice-President Joe Biden 8%, Martin O’Malley 4%, Jim Webb 2%, and Lincoln Chafee at 1%.
According to a CNN/Opinion Research Poll, conducted 29-31 May, if the General Election was today:
Clinton 52/Cruz 43
Clinton 51/Bush 43
Clinton 49/Walker 46
Clinton 49/Rubio 46
Clinton 48/Paul 47
The poll did not ask voters about a match-up between Clinton and Carson, Huckabee, Christie, Trump, Perry, Kasich, Fiorina, Santorum or Graham.
According to recent polling data available, if the election was today Hillary Clinton would be the 45th President of the United States, and the others would be footnotes in history books.