leader in an electoral race

In American politics, a front-runner or frontrunner is a leader/most popular in an electoral race.[1]

A political front-runner, mainly during the U.S. presidential primary process, is the most likely to be the nominee or the one who leads in the polls. The front-runner is most often declared by the media who are following the race, and is written about in a different style than his or her challengers.


  1. "Front-runner". Retrieved January 27, 2016.