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Odds stacked against Sanders and Trump in presidential nomination race

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Odds stacked against Sanders and Trump in presidential nomination race

<p>After a few surprises and raised eyebrows in the early exchanges in the race for the White House.</p> <p>The Democratic circus heads for Nevada,while the Republican wagon train rolls into South Carolina.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><span class="caps">PRODUCING</span> <span class="caps">TURNOUT</span>: <a href="https://twitter.com/BernieSanders"><code>BernieSanders</a> won most votes ever in <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NewHampshire?src=hash">#NewHampshire</a> Primary <a href="https://t.co/Tpm3bUc39M">https://t.co/Tpm3bUc39M</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/FeelTheBern?src=hash">#FeelTheBern</a> <a href="https://t.co/031yAC0CTO">pic.twitter.com/031yAC0CTO</a></p>&mdash; Bernie Media Blaster (</code>tates5a) <a href="https://twitter.com/tates5a/status/698777420787089408">February 14, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Is this the year non-establishment candidates Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders face off for the White House?</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">For the first time in months, Donald Trump is trailing in a new national poll <a href="https://t.co/vlpQ7VPCti">https://t.co/vlpQ7VPCti</a> <a href="https://t.co/9LxQTg4gJD">pic.twitter.com/9LxQTg4gJD</a></p>— Business Insider (@businessinsider) <a href="https://twitter.com/businessinsider/status/700321321444581376">February 18, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Hold your horses! Says Charles Cook from the respected ‘Cook Political Report’: “The odds of Donald Trump winning the Republican nomination or Bernie Sanders winning the Democratic nomination are very, very small, obviously for different reasons. In Trump’s case, you know, he is averaging 35 percent of the vote. What that means is that 65 percent of Republicans are not for Donald Trump.”</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">.<a href="https://twitter.com/HillaryClinton"><code>HillaryClinton</a>&#39;s "me" vs. <a href="https://twitter.com/BernieSanders"></code>BernieSanders</a>' “us”: What pronoun use says about the candidates <a href="https://t.co/VZLMUssdjN">https://t.co/VZLMUssdjN</a> <a href="https://t.co/E85PfMN5MT">pic.twitter.com/E85PfMN5MT</a></p>— <span class="caps">CNN</span> (@CNN) <a href="https://twitter.com/CNN/status/698283078427545606">February 12, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>For the Democratic nomination Sanders and his people are enjoying a healthy start to the race, but will it be enough to snatch the nomination from Hillary Clinton:</p> <p>Charles Cook continues: “Hillary Clinton has all kind of problems. She has legal problem, she has general election problems. But she is not going to lose the Democratic nomination to Bernie Sanders. His support is too narrow. Too many just young people and far, far left. And unless he starts breaking through among African American voters, among Latino voters, he is not going to win the nomination and there is no sign that he has done that yet.”</p> <p>Both Trump and Sanders appear to be enjoying the limelight and the possibility that what began as a gamble could end up a safe bet.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NorthCarolina?src=hash">#NorthCarolina</a> & <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Nevada?src=hash">#Nevada</a>! Deadline is in 2 <span class="caps">DAYS</span>!<br /> Sign up:<br /> NC: <a href="https://t.co/KCRzFErdDZ">https://t.co/KCRzFErdDZ</a> <br /> NV: <a href="https://t.co/1r5jd86wNk">https://t.co/1r5jd86wNk</a> <a href="https://t.co/uUfqfsAcsj">pic.twitter.com/uUfqfsAcsj</a></p>— Party of Lincoln (@OfLincoln) <a href="https://twitter.com/OfLincoln/status/700001808094208002">February 17, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Our Washington correspondent is Stefan Grobe :“Saturday’s contests are a crucial step before the campaign heads into Super Tuesday on March 1st. And it could be another bad day for both party establishments. If the outsiders Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders win, expect an ugly slugfest for the rest of the primary season.”</p>