The most recent New Hampshire polling has Bernie Sanders pulling away from Hillary Clinton, 49% to her 38%. Just two months ago, Hillary was leading Bernie by 13 points, in a state she won against Obama in 2008. On the other side, 29% of Republicans in Iowa and 28% in New Hampshire now say they favor Trump. These are his highest numbers yet. There are just 147 days until the Iowa caucuses and 155 days until the New Hampshire primary. Could we end up seeing a Bernie vs. Trump in 2016. We at Ring of Fire hope so, because Bernie would easily walk away with the presidency.

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K.J. McElrath is a former history and social studies teacher who has long maintained a keen interest in legal and social issues. In addition to writing for The Ring of Fire, he is the author of two published novels: Tamanous Cooley, a darkly comic environmental twist on Dante's Inferno, and The Missionary's Wife, a story of the conflict between human nature and fundamentalist religious dogma. When not engaged in journalistic or literary pursuits, K.J. works as an entertainer and film composer.