2016 Presidential Race

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The NPR Two-Way blog will provide live coverage of the House Intelligence Committee’s public hearing on the investigations into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election.

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This was the final time presidential candidates Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump will meet the same stage prior to the 2016 elections.

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PANAMA CITY BEACH — With less than a month to go before Florida could decide the fate of his campaign, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump began a swing through the state Tuesday with a nearly apocalyptic warning of the stakes of the November election.

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JACKSONVILLE — Former NBA star Grant Hill was at Edward Waters College on Monday to campaign for Hillary Clinton and encourage students to register to vote.

Mason-Dixon Poll

Mason-Dixon Polling & Research last week released the results of a new survey on the 2016 presidential race in Florida.

Hillary Clinton holds a 3-point lead over Donald Trump in the pool, which shows Hispanics are helping the Democrat, and that the newly named Libertarian presidential candidate might be hurting the Republican.

Clinton has a 45-42 percent lead over Trump in the poll, while Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson comes in a distant third with 6 percent.

Seven percent of respondents were undecided.

We analyze the results of this new poll with UNF professor of political science Dr. Michael Binder, director of the school's Public Opinion Research Laboratory.

Pennsylvania Primary

Five states will cast votes Tuesday in what’s known as the “Amtrak primary.”

Voters go to the polls in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Delaware.

The contests are expected to help the two 2016 presidential front-runners, Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton, rack up even wider leads in their parties’ crucial delegates counts. The Pennsylvania primary in particular is being closely watched.

Todd Zwillich, Washington correspondent for the public radio program The Takeaway, is a Pennsylvania native.

We speak with Zwillich about Tuesday's primaries and what the outcome will likely mean for the 2016 race.

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Jacksonville Democrats came out in force Monday to catch a glimpse of former President Bill Clinton and rally behind his wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

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In a last-ditch effort to mobilize voters ahead of tomorrow’s Florida primary, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio met with supporters in Jacksonville’s San Marco neighborhood, alongside Mayor Lenny Curry.

Presidential Candidates' Communication Skills

How does a presidential candidates speaking style affect your perception of his or her abilities?

Record numbers of viewers are tuning in to debates to see what the candidates have to say and maybe not even realizing how much they’re judging the way those candidates say it.

Mark Vickers is a certified speaking coach whose day job is helping business executives communicate more effectively. He joins us to evaluate the remaining six presidential candidates' speaking styles.

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Republican presidential candidate and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is pitching his plan for “A New American Century” in Florida ahead of the March 15th primary.

But it’s going to be a hard sell—the latest polls show Donald Trump trouncing Rubio by 30 points.

We discuss the week's biggest news stories with our roundtable of local journalists: Dan Scanlan, Florida Times-Union reporter; Claire Goforth, Folio Weekly editor; and John Burr, WJCT news analyst.

Topics include President Barack Obama visiting the First Coast this week, the 2016 presidential race, and more.


The deadline to update voter information ahead of Florida’s presidential primary is next Tuesday, Feb. 16.

St. Johns County Elections Supervisor Nikki Oakes says people can change their name or party affiliation easily — it doesn’t even require an official form.

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The next contest on the road to the White House is Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary.

Presidential hopefuls including Florida Sen. Marco Rubio are campaigning hard there.

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A recently formed task force is trying to register Duval County Hispanic voters ahead of this year’s elections. The group kicked off its efforts at the Jacksonville Landing last Saturday.

The results of a new poll released this week by the Florida Times-Union show Donald Trump and Ted Cruz leading the field of Republican presidential candidates among likely voters in Florida.

Trump is the choice of 31 percent of GOP primary voters in the state, a 12-point lead over Ted Cruz’s 19 percent support.

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and Senator Marco Rubio are essentially tied for third place, with 13 percent and 12 percent, respectively.

We discuss the state of the presidential race with Matt Towery, founder of InsiderAdvantage, which conducted the poll.

Also joining us are Mike Binder, assistant professor of political science and public affairs at UNF, and Stephen Baker, professor of political science at Jacksonville University.