Skip to comments.CNN Poll: Rand Paul goes where his father never went
Posted on 03/16/2014 10:38:49 AM PDT by mandaladon
Washington (CNN) - Rand Paul has done something his father never did - top the list of potential Republican presidential candidates in a national poll.
According to a new CNN/ORC International survey, 16% of Republicans and independents who lean toward the GOP say they would be likely to support the senator from Kentucky for the 2016 nomination.
Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, the 2012 Republican vice presidential nominee, garnered 15%, with longtime Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who's considering another bid for the White House, at 11%.
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, a 2008 GOP presidential candidate, is the only other Republican tested in the survey to crack double digits.
The poll's sampling error means that statistically it's not a win for Paul, but his finish is a breakthrough for his family.
A national Quinnipiac poll found Paul tied with Ryan in January for the top spot. That appears to be as close as either Rand Paul or his father, Ron Paul, has ever come to nabbing first place all by himself in any national poll.
Among the other potential presidential hopefuls in the new CNN survey, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is at 9%, with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas each at 8%.
Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida registered 5% and former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, who battled eventual GOP nominee Mitt Romney deep into the 2012 GOP primary and caucus calendar, polled 3%.
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As Ernest Hemmmingway wrote; The Son Also Rises. In this case higher than those before him. My top choices include; Cruz, Paul, Rubio (I forgive you Marco!), and Gov. Walker. Santorum may want to get on the ‘On Call” list for Firing Line, in case Newt gets a tummy ache.
I like Rand because he seems like the strongest proponent for seriously cutting government and taxes and seems to best understand the alternative - the free market.
“Washington (CNN) - Rand Paul has done something his father never did - top the list of potential Republican presidential candidates in a national poll.”
That will change once it becomes widely known what the Liberaltarian turd stands for.
The fact that Ron Paul in now defending Putin’s invasion of the Ukraine, and Rand is just like his old man, but in better camo, will sink in long before 2016.
lol, he’s not defending it. He’s pointing out that Obama has been outmaneuvered by Putin, which, unfortunately, is true.
I really, really, like Rand Paul, but his stance on Illegal Immigration is disturbing, to say the least.
How can he not realize how destructive another onslaught would be?
Not to him.
“The former Republican congressman and three-time presidential candidate Ron Paul has launched a scathing attack on what he calls a US-backed coup in Ukraine, insisting the Crimean people have the right to align their territory with Moscow and characterising sanctions against Russia as an act of war.”
There isn’t a dimes worth of difference between Ron and Runt Paul.
Rand sounds like a moron
Could someone sensibly point out what there is about Rand Paul to like as a politician?
I think Rand is in the wrong party, I would never vote libtardian
You are correct. Beagle8U is incorrect.
I spent several days in Singapore last week trying to figure out why it is so prosperous. My findings were, low taxes, few government benefits, and 2 year work permits to foreign workers. The work permits help them track who is there and utilize labor help as needed. We should do similar policy.
Ditto for me. All good men.
I am convinced that 90% of Rand Paul's appeal is that he is demonstrably not GOP-e.
He supports McConnell, attacks Cruz.
He’s not GOPe? OK, how is he better?