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Thursday, February 18, 2016

What America Thinks: Can Trump and Clinton Hang on Through South Carolina, Nevada?

On the eve of the Nevada Democratic caucus and the South Carolina Republican primary, do Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have what it takes to go all the way? Most Republican voters nationally still think Trump will be their 2016 nominee, and Democratic voters are even more confident in Clinton being theirs. But the Nevada caucus and next Saturday's Democratic primary in South Carolina are critical for Clinton who basically tied with Bernie Sanders in Iowa and lost big to him in New Hampshire.

The South Carolina GOP vote tomorrow could largely determine the course of the party's presidential race. A sizable Trump victory could make "The Donald" unstoppable; a loss or close finish could change the face of the contest. It works to Trump's advantage that South Carolina Republicans holds an open primary which means any registered voter can participate, regardless of party affiliation.