Skip to comments.Ted Cruz, Rand Paul top huge Tea Party poll; Chris Christie, Jeb Bush dead last
Posted on 02/11/2014 9:25:28 AM PST by BlueStateRightist
Conservative Sens. Ted Cruz and Rand Paul top the biggest Tea Party presidential poll yet, while moderates New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush are dumped at the bottom, undermining their hopes of being 2016 crossover candidates.
The online poll of 62,000 grassroots activists provided exclusively to Secrets finds that conservatives and Tea Party organizers stand fully behind the heroes of their movement, including outspoken surgeon Ben Carson, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and 2008 vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin.
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If a strong conservative candidate can run in 2016 I can almost guarantee that there will be a ground swell of support that can defeat any dem. if we are stuck with a Bush or a Christie well, good luck.
(s)but Christie is raise all these boatload of cash!!!!(/s)
i can still hear that Liberty Bell ringing. Ever so faintly, but still ringing.
This is it!
This is it!
We’re Gunna hava a split!
We’re Gunna hava a split!
Huckabee has a lot of support from Christians. I don’t personally think he’d make a very good candidate and don’t trust him on fiscal/small government issues, but I’d vote for him in a heartbeat over anyone on the left.
It’s not enough to simply oppose gay marriage and abortion in my opinion. We need someone who understands why the federal government needs to be pushed back toward its constitutional limits.
Where was Palin on this list? If HilLIARy runs we HAVE TO run a woman
the establishment effete elites KNOW there are more conservatives than effetes in the electorate.
Grasshopper moocher vs ants.
there was a tiny blurb in a story indicating conservatives are pushing their candidates in early primaries and screwing up establishment candidates.
It would make sense for conservatives to have a conservative convention in late 2015 to pick their own candidate
IIRC, the list had about 32 names.
I posted in the original thread that probably 28 of them couldn’t get 100 Electoral Votes in the general election.
Just because their names were listed doesn’t make them presidential material. Even the GOP’s ‘it is his turn’ doesn’t make a candidate presidential material — as seen in 1996, 2008 and 2012.
I’m with ya on that one. Its how we got mittens last go around.
Jeb Bush dead last. Well there’s the nominee!
I’m with Jesse on this one, “Stay out da Bushes”
Here are the numbers:
1. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz-84 percent.
2. Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul-80 percent.
3. Dr. Ben Carson-77 percent.
4. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker-70 percent.
5. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin-64 percent.
6. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee-59 percent.
7. Texas Gov. Rick Perry-59 percent.
8. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal-56 percent.
9. South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley-55 percent.
10. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio-52 percent.
11. Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice-48 percent.
12. Former Sen. Rick Santorum-46 percent.
13. Rep. Paul Ryan-45 percent.
14. Ohio Gov. John Kasich-42 percent.
15. Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin-41 percent.
16. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence-41 percent.
17. New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez-41 percent.
18. Rep. Steve King-37 percent.
19. New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte-30 percent.
20. Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr.-29 percent.
21. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush-29 percent.
22. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie-15 percent.
Paul Bedard, the Washington Examiner’s “Washington Secrets” columnist, can be contacted at email@example.com.
I disagree that Palin would have to be the candidate if Hillary runs.
But that aside, here’s the top five in the poll -
We need to keep delusional egomaniacs like Santorum from running and siphoning off votes from candidates who can win.
These polls are a total waste of time. They are meaningless. First of all, there is the little matter of the 2014 elections. Secondly, no one is yet running. All these stories do is distract people. Vote in a poll and pretend they are doing something of substance. They are not.
Let’s TP the congress this fall. Then we can discuss the 2016 elections.
How about one no one is talking about (yet)? - Mike Pence.
Do not be fooled! Do not trust Rand Paul!
Huckabee?! This Christian sure wouldn’t vote for him, but maybe it’s just the Southern Baptist vote he’s gathering. ;)
WE need to get to the primaries and make SURE they don’t “give” us a Christie or Bush type this time!!
Agreed. We’ve been trying to tell the National GOP party this since it was McCain V Bush in 1999.
They don’t listen and then sound betrayed when we don’t fall for their betrayal.
Want conservatives to stay home in droves? Run RINO’s.
Want us to flood the polling places? Run real candidates.
Paul and Huckaphony are Shamnesty pros.
Best news I’ve had all day!!
I believe that his #6/7 showing will work to convince him to run. He is very low on my list of preferred candidates.
Maybe Bush can rise if he becomes even more liberal. /s/
How Amnesty Liberal Rand Paul keeps getting support is flabbergasting. Don’t folks realize he is not a Conservative!!
We will screw up 2016 because folks have no clue what a conservative really is
We will screw up 2016 because folks have no clue what a
conservative really is
I think you have the concept correct in that each person or
group have a differing definition.
Well at least ONE of the top two is constitutionally eligible to be president or vice president.
Well at least ONE of the top two was born in America.
We've been shouting that on blogs, forums, comment sections, YouTube videos, elections, and in online polls such as these, for years now.
No, the GOP-e doesn't want to hear it, but I think we're getting through. It's why Boehner dropped the amnesty bill from consideration recently. It's also why we've heard such weird rhetoric out of the old bulls in the RINO caucus.
They're scared to death of the Republican base, which is increasingly TEApublican, but there isn't a damn thing they can do about it. We're coming for their worthless hides, and they know it. A few of them are going to wise up and get on the rebellion train.
I beg to differ, friend.
These polls serve to put the RINO establishment on notice as to the mindset of the base. That's very valuable, in terms of steering their thinking, and in fortifying the growing patriot rebellion.
If we don’t get through, then this “grand experiment” is over and it will end in fire and death. For a lot of us.
Money controls the Electoral College, not voters.
It’s in the Constitution.
It would also end in Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness for many, many more.
I take your point, though. We must get through to our political leadership and they must obey our will, or there's going to be turmoil like no one's seen in this country since 1861.
I agree with that too. I've actually made the same point frequently here.
Then we are in very good company...
Go, Ted, GO!!
Rand Paul 2016!
if Paul and Cruz maintain the top two positions throughout the Primaries,and both acquiring well over 50% of the votes, we can pretty much see a cruz/paul ticket, you can assume that they will likely be keeping a deal where whoever wins,the other is VP. but they also need to keep West as the next Secretary of Defense.
“Well at least ONE of the top two is constitutionally eligible to be president or vice president.”
They both should run. Obama and Harper will be gone soon.
You DON'T have to be born in America to be an American citizen. You have to be born to an American citizen. This has been hashed over many times.
Top 5 all look good to me, but I’ve been thinking Walker may be the best bet. He’s shown he’s willing to stick to tough decisions in the face of overwhelming criticism. Plus he’s a governor so he has executive leadership.
Chumming the waters for the NBC-birther crowd?
Watch out for incoming Venn-diagram spam!
Steve King (R-IA) is every bit as solid as any of them.
I tried to take their “poll” a few times during the recent weeks. IMHO, their head-to-head format is flawed. Why make me choose between John Huntsman and Jeb Bush? Or, Condoleeza Rice and Chrispy Chreme?
Many Christians, like myself, won’t vote for Huckabee. He’s a rino backer. We also have low info voters. They believe everything the rnc says, so ignorantly vote for rinos.
I cannot believe that people here refuse to believe that a WOMAN candidate (ANY woman on either side) will not draw a substantial portion of female voters.
I know several women who have stated they have never voted but would go out and vote if a woman ran (they did not care which party)
If it was HilLIARy against any man, she will win.
If it is HilLIARy against Palin, Palin will win in a landslide.