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Boos and jeers haven't affected Trump's lead in South Carolina

Campaign 2016
by Kent Covington & Nick Eicher
Posted 2/17/16, 10:38 am

Voters head to the polls thisSaturday in South Carolina for the first Republican primary in the South, and Donald Trump still holds a big lead in an average of recent polls. The closest candidate who conceivably could stop him is nearly 20 percentage points behind. South Carolina polls give Trump 37 percent of the vote and Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, 18 percent. Trump’s support appears nearly unshakable. 

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Decision day in New Hampshire

Campaign 2016 | Trump leads big, but will a vulgar slur cost him votes?
by Kent Covington & Lynde Langdon
Posted 2/09/16, 10:39 am

Presidential candidates in New Hampshire this week insisted today’s primary vote was up for grabs, but polls continue to show Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders have the state locked down.

For the Republicans, the latest average of polls show Trump with 31 percent of the primary vote—more than twice the support of his closest competitor, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, who has 14 percent.

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Rand Paul exits presidential race

Campaign 2016
by Kent Covington & Nick Eicher
Posted 2/03/16, 10:20 am

Following a disappointing showing in Iowa, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., announced this morning he is dropping out of the presidential race. But he will continue campaigning—to keep his Senate seat.

“The fight is far from over,” he said. “I will continue to carry the torch for liberty in the United States Senate, and I look forward to earning the privilege to represent the people of Kentucky for another term.”

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