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The battle for second place in New Hampshire is very close

January 30, 2016

 If all of the New Hampshire polls are correct Donald Trump is going to win the Granite State’s primary very easily but the battle for second place appears to be very much up in the air.

  Here is more:

Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) and Ohio Gov. John Kasich tie with 12 percent apiece, followed by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush at 11 percent and Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.) at 10 percent.

  This is the first poll I have seen with Kasich in the mix so I am not sure how reliable it is but be that as it may let’s roll with it. If Donald Trump pulls out a victory in Iowa, and I have the feeling he will, a strong second place finish by any candidate could help that candidate in New Hampshire and with the race being so close in the Granite State that could be a difference maker. 

  If Donald Trump wins the first two contests he will be hard to beat unless a strong alternative emerges and if I am not mistaken it was actually a second place finish in the New Hampshire primary in 1992 when Bill Clinton was dubbed “the comeback kid.” So I guess anything is possible.

  It troubles me to see Kasich, Bush, and Rubio in a virtual tie for second place because I would not even consider voting for any of these three. Ted Cruz is likely to finish a strong second in Iowa and that could help him in New Hampshire, otherwise we might see an establishment candidate rise up to challenge Donald Trump in the remaining contests and if that happens I see no way to stop Donald Trump from winning the nomination. But stranger things have happened…

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. lou222 permalink
    January 30, 2016 8:32 pm

    I have brought this up before about cursive, thought this might be something you all need to glance thru:


  2. petermc3 permalink
    January 31, 2016 1:11 pm

    As I posted sometime this past week here in northern Bergen County, NJ, the Bernie and Hillary signs are decorating many lawns. These are probably the same overtaxed upper middle class people who don’t decorate their homes for Christmas. Most probably another 40% tacked onto their tax bill is a small price to pay for giving up their freedom, their independence and their wealth. Go figure.

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    • January 31, 2016 7:41 pm

      The Bernie and Hillary signs also dot the landscape of Massachusetts, which of course is not surprising…

      Liked by 1 person

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