well ahead in the
US Presidential Primaries.
Controversial anti-establishment leading Republican candidate of the 2016 election, with a history in business.
He wants to:
He supports tax relief for middle class and lower corporate tax in order to bring in additional corporations.
He supports cutting the number of immigrants by building a wall between the US and Mexico, temporally banning Muslim immigrants, and sending immigrants with crime record out of the US.
He supports a smarter negotiation with China for American workers and more spending on military force.
He wants to cut the Department of Education in order to give each sate more power and to cut spending to curb the national debt.
|Trump||Lower marginal rates, income bracket simplification and various tax cuts|
|Cruz||A flat tax rate to promote opportunities for jobs|
|Kasich||Cut tax rates to stimulate the economy|
|Trump||Cut the number of immigrants in order to lower the crime rate|
|Cruz||Tighter immigration rules for national security|
|Kasich||Supports a path to legal status for undocumented immigrants|
|Trump||Abolish Department of Education and shift the power from federal government to local states.|
|Cruz||Abolish Department of Education in order to allow the locals and parents to decide where their children learn and how.|
|Kasich||Education to be managed by each state and not by the federal government.|
|Trump||Against Obamacare and bring free market into health care|
|Cruz||Get rid of Obamacare and bring competition in the marketplace|
|Kasich||Repeal Obamacare and lower health care costs|
|Trump||Supports smarter negotiation with China for American workers and more spending on military force.|
|Cruz||Supports continued involvement with the Middle East in order to defeat ISIS.|
|Kasich||Seeks collaborative strategy against ISIS involving mutual defense action by NATO.|
A former Secretary of State leading Democrat candidate of the 2016 election, with a strong presence in politics.
She wants to:
Greater involvement with Syria and Afghanistan
Make two-year community college free
She supports training Syrian rebels against ISIS, and maintaining troops in Afghanistan if necessary.
She supports affordable education through free community college and lower interest rates on loans and lower private university fee.
She wants the wealthy to pay their fair share, closing corporate tax loopholes, and give tax relief to families struggling with costs.
She supports immigrants’ path to citizenship and keeping families together.
|Clinton||Tighter regulation to close corporate tax loopholes and have the wealthy to pay their fair share|
|Sanders||A fair tax system for the wealthy to decrease inequality|
|Clinton||Supports imigrants’ path to citizenship and keeping families together|
|Sanders||Supports comprehensive and humane immigration reform policies that keep family together|
|Clinton||Supports affordable education through free community college and lower interest rates on loans|
|Sanders||Supports making public colleges and universities tuition-free|
|Clinton||Strengthen Medicare by cutting healthcare costs and asking the wealthy to contribute more|
|Sanders||A federally administered single-payer health care program|
|Clinton||Supports training Syrian rebels against ISIS, and maintaining troops in Afghanistan if necessary|
|Sanders||Supports combating international terrorism with allies, and against involvement with Iraq and Afghanistan|
Trump is the current frontrunner in the
Republican race, ahead of
Clinton is ahead of
Sanders in the
Trump has surprised pundits by consistently beating
Kasich, despite being seen as a controversial outsider.
Clinton is still the front-runner but she is increasingly seeing a challenge from her opponent
Sanders who is not that far behind.
Republican candidate of the 2016 election and US Senator from Texas with legal background.
He wants to:
Similar to Trump’s policy, he wants a tighter immigration rule since “border security is national security”.
He believes in the necessity of exerting global leadership and supports continued involvement with the Middle East.
He would introduce the single low rate of 10 percent for personal income tax and 16 percent business tax.
He wants to abolish the Department of Education and return education to parents, teachers, local communities, and states.
Democrat candidate and the longest-serving independent member of the House of Representatives.
He wants to:
He wants a fair tax system for the wealthy in order to decrease wealth and income inequality.
He supports Iran deal in order to prevent a nuclear arms race in the region.
He wants to make public colleges and universities tuition-free so that people can get education regardless of income.
He supports comprehensive and humane immigration reform policies that keep family together.
Republican candidate and a governor of Ohio with an experience of being a member of House of Representatives for nine terms.
He wants to:
He wants to cut taxes to stimulate the economy and for small business to grow.
He wants to defeat ISIS through collaborative strategy involving mutual defense action by NATO.
He wants education to be managed by each state and not by the federal government.
He supports a path to legal status for undocumented immigrants
Primary elections and
caucuses are there to decide who can
represent each party for the
Timeline of US Election 2016
It is an
unique process of primaries in
Instead of casting ballots, voters attend meetings and show their support with open show of hands or breaking up into groups.
Alaska, Colorado, Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Minnesota, Nevada, North Dakota, and Wyoming.
Presidential Election this year determines who becomes the next President after Obama’s two-term long presidency.
Timeline of US Election 2016
Presidential Primary Elections and Caucuses(February-June)
This is when chosen delegates from each state vote for their nominees of President and their
It refers to a prospective Vice President, who is
chosen by a Presidential nominee before
The selection of the running mate by a Presidential nominee is seen as an indication of how the prospective government will run.
US Senator from Florida, whose parents are Cuban immigrants. He stepped down from Republican race in March 2016.
He policies were to:
He wants to cut taxes and simplify the tax codes.
He wants to confront ISIS through establishing a coordinated political-military strategy in tandem with Sunni Arab and local partners in the region.
He wants to make existing higher education information available to help students and families make well-informed decisions.
He wants to secure the border, enforce immigration laws in the workplace, and implement effective visa tracking systems.