In the U.S the Presidential elections are held every four years. The next election is due November 8th 2016. In the 2012 election, incumbent President Barack Obama defeated former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, with 51.1% of the popular vote.
In the U.S there are two, main political parties, Democratic and Republican. American politics has largely been the story of the battle of the Democrats versus their closely matched adversary, the Republican Party.
A 2011 USA Today review of state voter rolls indicates that Democrats are the largest political party with more than 42 million voters (compared with 30 million Republicans and 24 million independents).
The difference between Democrats and Republicans is as follows:
The Democrat party is left wing, in NZ terminology THE LABOUR PARTY. Barack Obama the current President is a Democrat.
The Republican Party (GOP) is right wing, therefore in NZ: THE NATIONAL PARTY. George W. Bush is a Republican.
To determine the #1 candidate by party that has the best possibility of being elected president.
Donald Trump, Republican made a formal announcement on June 16, 2015, of his candidacy for President of the United States in 2016.
The top 11 Presidential election candidates provide some light hearted fun in this news clip: