Presidential candidates are sprinting to the finish line ahead of two contests tomorrow. South Carolina hosts a GOP primary while Democratic caucuses are set in Nevada. Donald Trump is favored to win the South Carolina primary but new polls show his support is wavering. The latest "Wall Street Journal"/NBC News/Marist poll shows the billionaire real estate developer with only a five-point lead over Ted Cruz. The poll out today has Trump leading the Texas senator by 28 to 23-percent. The "Journal" reports many of South Carolina's most conservative voters have been switching their preference from Trump to Cruz.
Meantime, Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are in a very tight race in Nevada. The winner of the Democratic caucuses will come down to which candidate has the better ground game. Hillary Clinton's campaign had a head start on Bernie Sanders in the Silver State, but the Vermont senator has done a good job of catching up. Polls out of Nevada show the competition between Sanders and Clinton is too close to call. Sanders has managed to make big gains with young voters and new voters. If Sanders ends up picking up the victory, he could gain much-needed momentum heading into the South Carolina primary on February 27th. Meantime, a loss for Clinton would be a major blow to the former secretary of state's campaign.
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