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!