Skip to comments.PPP GOP 2016 Primary: Rubio 21%, Rand Paul 17%, Christie 15%, Bush 12%, Ryan 12%
Posted on 04/03/2013 12:59:14 PM PDT by JohnPDuncan
Rand Paul's well publicized filibuster last month has vaulted him up the list of Republican contenders in PPP's newest look ahead to the 2016 Presidential contest.
Marco Rubio continues to lead nationally, as he has on all four of our 2016 polls so far. He's at 21% this month, basically the same as 22% the month before the State of the Union address. Rubio's favorability of 62/10 is slightly better than 59/12 in early February. The whole water drinking episode hasn't had any effect on his standing- nor has his stance on immigration reform.
The big move though has come from Paul. In early February he was in 6th place among Republican contenders at just 10%. Now he's vaulted all the way up to 2nd place at 17%. Chris Christie is 3rd at 15% and Paul Ryan and Jeb Bush are tied for 4th at 12%. Rounding out the folks we polled are Rick Santorum at 5%, Bobby Jindal at 4%, Rick Perry at 2%, and Susana Martinez at 1%.
There is a lot of skepticism about Christie from conservative voters. Among those identifying as 'very conservative' 35% see him positively to 36% with a negative opinion. Christie's overall net favorability of +12 at 41/29 ranks him 8th most popular out of the 9 Republicans we looked at, leading only Susana Martinez who is not yet well known on a national level.
Rubio leads the Republicans among conservatives, while Christie has the advantage with moderates. The problem for Christie is that only 19% of primary voters are moderates while 74% are conservatives.
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15% for Rino Christie is 15% too much.
Rand Paul gets his Daddy’s Whackos. I don’t know if any of this matters if Hillary runs.
12% for Bush III is too much, as well.
What are people thinking?
I think Hillary is formidable.
Unless by then the markets have rejected the Baraqqi/Bernanke/Geithner minibucks and the economy is truly in shambles and entitlements are unpayable.
Who can quietly smile and then run the most negative ads?
People don’t think anymore.Look at the last Pres election.
Once Hillary starts running, she will sink like a rock.
These are the choices we have?
Something for everyone!
15% for Rino Christie is 15% too much.
Agree. Take either of those 2 numbers off and that’s all he should get max
What decent person wants the job?
Ok. Now that we see that group of trash. Let’s take it out and put the names in the dump never to hear about them again.
Is there anyone you would like to see run?
I would give ANYTHING to have a Santorum-Bachmann Administration. If this were to happen, we would FINALLY have the best Presidency in the history of the United States....MAYBE even putting George Washington and Abraham Lincoln down to number 2 and 3.
Christie just needs to switch parties and leave us alone.
My guess is that they go with a young hispanic candidate in '16.
Nothing that Obama does will affect Hillary.
If she runs, she wins. It’s just that simple.
Is it Election Day already?
Cool, that didnt last nearly as long as I feared.
From now on, I only care about mid-terms.
I wonder what Palin’s numbers were?
For me Christie and Bush are non-starters.
Christie becomes more ‘popular’ when he loudly bashes his own party. I liked Paul Ryan a lot, still do, but was quite disappointed with his vice presidential debate. It should not have been so easy for Joe Biden to dominate and then navigate that debate. Everyone but the low info voter already knows the Dems operate mainly on the theatre of emotions. Paul should take his copy of the Queensbury Rules of Proper Debate and Decorum and thrown it out the car window next time he’s on the freeway.
Most of our Republican men were/ are very able doers, but poor salesmen or campaigners in a world of non serious, fair weather voters, most who vote as they are told to by Beyoncé or Cher. Hillary did the same thing months later with her teen-age whine of “what difference does it make?”. Be ready, repubs! Be ready for that junior high sass. Throw it right back to her by exposing her latest lies.
None of the above.
As far as I could tell, Ms. Palin was not listed as an option in this poll. Thus, she got no votes.
That’s right, by God. Let’s all savage conservatives who we don’t agree with 100%. That’s how we’ll kick the liberal wing of the party out of power.
Christie isn't a Conservative. He's a fat, obamafellating POS.
Florida U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio gets 19 percent of Republican voters, with 17 percent for U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, 15 percent for U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky and 10 percent for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. Other contenders are at 3 percent or less.
I don’t think Benghazi is over yet. She and BO were major players. She lied like a dog to the committee. Hopefully it will all dribble out before 2016. Her opponent should not be afraid to hilite her role in the deaths of an ambassador and the Navy Seals. The key is “not afraid”
Renegade wrote Christie and I read Rubio.
I stand with Rand.
I hope the gop-e remembers that the base is CONSERVATIVE and won't run after socially corrupt people again, losing many conservatives. If they want to abandon conservatives and grow the tent, they will end up losers surrounded by clowns. Again.
I will ONLY vote for someone who:
Will PROMISE to stand for traditional marriage and not evolve.
Will stand up for the rights of the unborn.
Isn’t a traitor like Christie and kiss obama or any lefty's butt.
Is willing to speak the truth to the media and the left (with a smile on their face would be a nice added touch).
NO RINOS ALLOWED.
If the gop pushes another liberal republican
(people who think it's ok to kill innocent babies or can't stand up to the pink nazi’s and protect our children from their propaganda, are not moderate).
I will vote third party or stay home. There will be no difference between the two parties to me.
Christie is NOT a Conservative! He is even anti Second Amendment!
None of these candidates are even at 50% Conservative... and they all have major Liberal flaws....supporting Illegal Alien Amnesty, pro homosexual marriage, weak on fighting Islamic Terrorism, weak on spending and tax issues.
We know for a fact you cannot defeat a Dem running a Liberal GOP...last two Presidential elections have proved this