Skip to comments.Who Tops Cruz in Early Iowa 2016 Poll?
Posted on 12/16/2013 1:44:43 PM PST by BarnacleCenturion
Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan is the most popular of the would-be 2016 Republican contenders among Iowa Republicans, handily outstripping his potential competition in the state that holds the first nominating contest every four years, according to a new poll.
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, on the other hand, sits at the bottom of the pack. Just 46 percent of Iowa Republicans say they have a favorable view of him, compared to 17 percent who hold an unfavorably view. Despite frequent trips to the state in recent months, he is still not well known to many Republicans: 37 percent still say they are unsure of what they think of Cruz.
Cruz is tied with another Senate Republican: Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, who is also viewed favorably by just 46 percent of Iowa Republicans. 15 percent say they view him unfavorably. Rubios role in crafting a comprehensive immigration reform bill in the Senate earlier this year has been cited as a mark against him by some Iowa Republicans.
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This poll doesn’t mean much. Iowa is a RINO state.
Paul Ryan was there recently being promoted by Branstad.
I doubt after Steve King and Ryan go to war on amnesty he will survive in Iowa. Maybe in the Iowa Democratic primary.
Not to worry I think there is a Freeper from Iowa that has it all locked up.....
He’s gotta ‘splain the wife’s Goldman Sachs deal before I jump on board.
“Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan is the most popular of the would-be 2016 Republican contenders among Iowa Republicans, handily outstripping his potential competition in the state that holds the first nominating contest every four years, according to a new poll.”
Iowans huffing too much ethanol?
Mr. Amnesty and Bankrupter, who lost a debate to Joe Biden?
I don’t think so.
I will not vote for Ryan if he gets the nomination
So, you’re voting for Hillary.
That’s right, by God. Let’s trash talk any Conservative who isn’t perfect, just to show how pure we all are. Sure, that’s how we end up with the likes of John McCain and Mitt Romney, but 8 more years of socialist statism is a small price to pay.
Rand Paul will win the nomination.
This poll doesnt mean much. Iowa is a RINO state.
Too many idiot farmers on the subsidy teat....
no, I’ll vote libertarian and waste my vote. i’m not going to vote for a collaborator. I’d rather not, but unless a good non backstabbing republican runs, my vote will got to someone else.
The fix is in:o(
I’ll get to the polls so fast I’ll redshift just to vote for him.
Same thing. Either way you vote RAT.
So, did you vote for Obama last time?
It doesn’t matter whether it’s a D or R, as both are stoking the fiscal train wreck that’s a comin’. One is just feeding the engine fire a little less fuel......and neither seem to understand or want to utilize the brake.
Neither will I. I didn't vote for him the last time either.
Yeppers, always better to let a DemoRat win.
The candidates will be Christie and Clinton Media has decided
We’ll be here three years from now sorting those
Want to start a conservative
Here’s what Ted Cruz should do about Iowa:
First, nothing. For the next eleven months, he should spend as much time as possible campaigning for Conservative candidates running in next year’s elections. Those whom he helps to elect will support him both in Congress and in the 2016 presidential primaries.
After next November, he should begin campaigning in Iowa, including making it clear in a reasonable, polite way that he does NOT support the use of ethanol in gasoline.
Iowa corn farmers would turn against him for that, of course, but others in the state and around the country would admire his courage. And, if he loses the Iowa caucuses, it won’t mean anything, since opposing ethanol is considered a loser in Iowa, but if he does reasonably well there in spite of being anti-ethanol, it would be considered a victory.
Because of Ted Cruz and his courage in leading a government shutdown to defund ObamaCare, for the first time in decades it’s not completely delusional to believe a potential Republican presidential candidate exists who is courageous enough to take on the Iowa ethanol interests and to not only survive but prevail over his frightened, business-as-usual opponents.
There was a big story in USAToday talking about how effective Hillary was in getting DiBlasio and McAwful elected last month.
Having said that, though, she was “inevitable” in Jan 2008 also. The important part is to watch where Axlegrease, Gibbs, and Plouffy wind up.
Doesn’t the defender of Benghazi have her own people
Since McCain and Romney both LOST, were votes for them wasted, especially R votes out of CA and NY??
That’s what I mean.
If Axlegrease, Gibbs, and Plouffy show up in another camp, watch out Hillary.
These guys re-elected a POTUS with 8% unemployment, $4 gas, surging food prices, and trillion dollar deficits forever.
Something I said would be impossible.
Yep. Iowa was one of 10 states which Dukakis carried in Bush I’s 40 state sweep in 1988.
It but what other dem is there. Bloomberg?
Of course, Paul Ryan balances the budget in 10 years while cutting taxes and ‘protecting’ medicare. No pain all gain.
And he's so agreeable like a puppy dog. Look at that smile.
no Mr. B52.....
Until the full effects of ObamaCare are felt in the economy, the effects of the Fed’s continued manipulation of our currency, the government’s continued debt accumulation, in essence if exponential math finally says ENOUGH of this crap before 2016, IMHO we don’t yet know who will be the nominees....probably the best liars though.
It’s rigged anyway, Dems have rigged the elections, why even vote
“Thats right, by God. Lets trash talk any Conservative who isnt perfect........”
And what other purpose do these interweb boards serve, may I honestly ask?
GW Bush, Scott Brown, Marco Rubio, Chris Christie, Paul Ryan come immediately to mind.
Lizzy Warren is one, although currently she says she’s not running.
But remember in 2007 NOBODY knew who Baraq Obama was.
A lot will depend on whether the Chicago mob thinks the Clintons can properly carry on the Baraqqi regime onslaught.
He was the only reason I voted for Romney. Now after all his floundering, waffling and capiticulation, I can’t in my right mind vote for him
No, only in states where they might have won, had the LICs gone to the polls.
In every case, they could have helped down ticket as well.
it’s either RAT or RAT lite, two sides of the same coin.
Iowa Republicans must have dung for brains.
Yeah in 2007 Baraq Obama was about as well known as the mayor of Kokomo, Indiana.
I think the real key for 2016 is who the Chicago mob lines up with.
Iowa?????I-o-wa!!!!Is that close to Wis-con-sin??????
I Cannot argue with your sentiment, for I feel the same way. However it is a tad early to be going out on a limb.
Third party however may prove to be the only option available, but that is a few years down the road.
Throwing rocks this early will piss-off everyone
IA would probably be for Boehner if he would run.
Ignore Des Moines Red Start polls. The bird will get more use out of them.
“Ill vote libertarian and waste my vote.”
Maybe not a waste. At least in Arizona, a party needs a minimum number of votes to field a candidate for office in the next election. Last year, Gov Brewer signed a law to make it more difficult for 3rd parties to get on the ballot - the 2 major parties will have no problem. I’m not a believer in holding my nose to vote for a candidate. If you vote for ****, you can’t be surprised when that’s what you get.
I’m still PO’d from the last election.
Ryan is a dead RINO walkin’!
Hillary is no slam dunk. Watch out for Elizabeth Warren as the RAT's fall back position!!