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Poll: Paul, Huckabee Lead GOP Hopefuls for 2016
Newsmax ^ | 31 Mar 2014 | Aaron Stern

Posted on 04/03/2014 11:19:28 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee lead the field of potential 2016 Republican presidential candidates, according to a poll released Saturday.

Huckabee and Paul each won support from 13 percent of likely Republican voters when asked whom they would vote for if the 2016 Republican primary were held today. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush was close behind with 11 percent, while New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz each received 9 percent.

Rand Paul tallied 13 percent again when respondents were asked which candidate they thought could defeat Hillary Clinton in the general election, while Huckabee's support slipped to 8 percent. Christie scored 13 percent, Bush got 8 percent, and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio earned 9 percent.

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Rand Paul 2016!
1 posted on 04/03/2014 11:19:28 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: BarnacleCenturion

HUCK? Where’d he come from?


2 posted on 04/03/2014 11:20:55 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Enough with the Horse Race already....


3 posted on 04/03/2014 11:21:32 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Huckabee and his Common Core love is a non-starter for me.


4 posted on 04/03/2014 11:21:45 AM PDT by greatvikingone
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Huckabee is a nice guy. That said, the last thing we need as president is a “nice guy”.

CC


5 posted on 04/03/2014 11:22:40 AM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Where is Palin in this poll?

(just wondering)


6 posted on 04/03/2014 11:22:56 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Where do they get this stuff?

Palin/Cruz....Cruz/Palin 2016 !


7 posted on 04/03/2014 11:23:42 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Based on this pushpoll, looks to me like Newsmax doesn’t like Cruz, and is in favor of amnesty.


8 posted on 04/03/2014 11:23:43 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Talk about the two extremes: the hero of libertarian wing and the biggest statist in the GOP field.


9 posted on 04/03/2014 11:25:11 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: BarnacleCenturion

13% is leading?

none of the above won again?


10 posted on 04/03/2014 11:26:31 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: tet68

bump


11 posted on 04/03/2014 11:27:08 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I don’t believe it…..for one thing, the SANTUCKABEE vote (and lets face it, it’s the same folks) would not break 4-1 in favor of Huck over Santorum…..and second, neither Rand nor Huck is the nominee, period.


12 posted on 04/03/2014 11:27:11 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

yes, the biggest statist in the field…..but the socon drones (NOT NOT NOT NOT NOT NOT NOT to be confused with the thinking socon voter) don’t realize it.


13 posted on 04/03/2014 11:28:07 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
THE issue of our time is the $4 TRILLION FEDERAL GOVERNMENT which threatens to destroy our freedoms and our country. It is head and shoulders above every other issue. Rand doesn't seem to have any problem nuking big government whereas others seem to have their reservations. Rand also has a clear non-popular-culture understanding of the obvious alternative to government, the FREE MARKET ECONOMY. It's not complicated - it's either government tyranny or freedom. Why do so many not get it?

Rand is also reconsidering his weakest issue: defense. Putin's actions may be helping him along those lines. For Rand to viable, he's GOT to get more animated and communicative in his speaking style: Rand, learn to talk to the American People like you're talking to a good friend in your living room.

So far Rand looks like the best of the bunch.

14 posted on 04/03/2014 11:29:42 AM PDT by PapaNew
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“Based on this pushpoll”

Nonsense. A recent New Hampshire poll is showing Rand Paul far ahead. In Iowa, Huck is ahead and Rand is only a few points behind. Cruz will quit and endorse Rand. Mark my words.


15 posted on 04/03/2014 11:31:43 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

She’s still in the “never say never” mode. Don’t know why she doesn’t show up here unless she is simply considered not to be a candidate (yet, maybe, who knows?). I love her and get why she hesitates, but I get tired of the drama - we need somebody who’s all in without any reservations.


16 posted on 04/03/2014 11:32:21 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: tet68

I’d prefer 12 years of Cruz-Palin and then 12 years of Palin- another conservative.

Cruz has experience in D.C. and is a great debater and stallwart conservative. Palin is currently more valuable rallying the conservative troops and would be a fantastic Veep.

After 12 years of Cruz; Cruz for a justice on the USSC.


17 posted on 04/03/2014 11:33:26 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: BarnacleCenturion

18 posted on 04/03/2014 11:34:54 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
A poll 2 years out is meaningless. It may as well have Bert, Ernie, Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch, and Snuffolufogus.
19 posted on 04/03/2014 11:35:01 AM PDT by TheArizona
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To: BarnacleCenturion

O! M! G!!!


20 posted on 04/03/2014 11:35:51 AM PDT by SierraWasp (Bill Clinton, America's 1st Black PresidentÂ… Obama, IS the LAST!!!)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
Cruz will quit and endorse Rand. Mark my words.

With any luck, Paul will pick Cruz for the VP slot to shore up socons.

21 posted on 04/03/2014 11:37:17 AM PDT by Drew68
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Runt Paul will never get the votes of anyone but the paultards. Libtardians have a perfect record of never winning a race for anything.


22 posted on 04/03/2014 11:38:31 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

“HUCK? Where’d he come from?”

The Huckster has always been popular but wasn’t being included in the polls. That changed when he quit from his radio show and said he might run for president again.


23 posted on 04/03/2014 11:38:49 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: BarnacleCenturion

No. Absolutely not.


24 posted on 04/03/2014 11:39:49 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Both are non-starters.


25 posted on 04/03/2014 11:40:53 AM PDT by celmak
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To: C. Edmund Wright
for one thing, the SANTUCKABEE vote (and lets face it, it’s the same folks) would not break 4-1 in favor of Huck over Santorum…..

While I completely agree with your premise that there's not a dimes worth of difference between the two, you've got to admit that SANT has better 'optics' than UCKABEE .....


oh .... wait ......

26 posted on 04/03/2014 11:42:36 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Servant of the Cross

LOL…..great pictoral teachable moment.

However, much as I think Santorum is a losing proposition….he’s not quite as bad as the Huckster…….I mean, I don’t think Santorum has fallen for Common Core…(yet).


27 posted on 04/03/2014 11:47:47 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: Drew68

“Paul will pick Cruz for the VP slot to shore up socons”

They have the same voting record on social issues. Their positions are the same. Rand has a 100% rating from the national right to life committee and from the ACU.


28 posted on 04/03/2014 11:51:20 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Why is Huckabee always at the top of the list?


29 posted on 04/03/2014 11:51:57 AM PDT by Durbin
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Do not let the media choose our candidate.
Huckabee, Christie and Ryan aren’t even close.


30 posted on 04/03/2014 11:52:58 AM PDT by lucky american (Progressives are attacking our rights and y'all will sit there and take it.)
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To: Beagle8U

“Libtardians have a perfect record of never winning a race for anything.”

Really? What about him:

Ronald Reagan’s opinion on Libertarianism

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dg0Axyvlkm0


31 posted on 04/03/2014 11:56:29 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Reagan was a Republican, not a Libtardian.


32 posted on 04/03/2014 11:59:10 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
The key to this story comes after the excerpt.

Chris Wilson, CEO of WPA Opinion Research, which conducted the survey, said the poll suggests Republicans haven't learned the lessons of elections past, according to The Washington Times.

"Christie is clearly not the first choice among GOP voters overall, but when you look at which candidate Republicans believe can beat Hillary Clinton there is evidence that the theory a moderate Republican can beat a liberal Democrat still holds some sway," Wilson said. "It’s a shame some Republicans haven’t learned the lessons of nominating moderate candidates like Bob Dole, John McCain, or Mitt Romney."

33 posted on 04/03/2014 12:00:29 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: Drew68
With any luck, Paul will pick Cruz for the VP slot to shore up socons.

No thanks. We drive the bus or we don't ride it. We're not here to be 'shored up' and we sure aren't here to be patronized.

34 posted on 04/03/2014 12:01:44 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Christie will not be the nominee.


35 posted on 04/03/2014 12:04:59 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Are you kidding?

A single use of the word libertarian before he switches to promoting conservatism in a 60 Minutes interview?

Reagan was no libertarian, he was a conservative and rightfully believed that you guys were liberals on 2/3rds of the issues.


36 posted on 04/03/2014 12:05:07 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
Their positions are the same.

You lie a lot in your posts, Paul is staking out the rino territory to the left of Cruz, for instance coming out in support of gay marriage and dropping it, and social conservatism from the platform.

Also coming out on the left in foreign policy, and immigration.

Cruz is trying to move the party right, while Paul is trying to move the party left.

37 posted on 04/03/2014 12:08:26 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Huck is a joke!! We need someone with spine and guts like Trey Gowdy to run.


38 posted on 04/03/2014 12:11:26 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: greatvikingone

Huckabee and his Common Core love is a non-starter for me.

I think Huckabee is a decent fellow. But I'm with you. I am against anyone who is for "common core" under any name or branding.


39 posted on 04/03/2014 12:12:43 PM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: ansel12

“coming out in support of gay marriage”

You lie.


40 posted on 04/03/2014 12:14:45 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: ExTexasRedhead

I like Trey.


41 posted on 04/03/2014 12:32:08 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

No, it isn’t a lie, as Rand Paul kicks off his presidential campaign, he came out with a statement calling for an end to the marriage fight, and on social issues, in other words, to change the GOP platform and politics in a move to the left.

“I think that the Republican Party, in order to get bigger, will have to agree to disagree on social issues,” Paul advised. “The Republican Party is not going to give up on having quite a few people who do believe in traditional marriage. But the Republican Party also has to find a place for young people and others who don’t want to be festooned by those issues.”


42 posted on 04/03/2014 12:33:35 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

this ansel has a very polarized view of things. if you don’t oppose something in the exact manner it does, then you must be for that something. i gotta laugh.

i say (and so would Paul) that if we have a gummit big enough to force “gay marriage” then it is too damned big!


43 posted on 04/03/2014 12:34:35 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
Paul: For GOP to Grow, It Must ‘Agree to Disagree on Social Issues’ Like Gay ‘Marriage’

Rand Paul is attempting to walk a reed-thin path of "personally opposed but we've got to be open-minded" on the subject of gay marriage. From the article ...

Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.), a potential presidential contender in 2016, said that for the Republican Party to grow and recruit more young people, it must “agree to disagree on social issues,” specifically homosexual “marriage.”

Paul also said he was happy with his endorsement of Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in the Kentucky GOP senatorial primary, adding that McConnell “is a good conservative.”

Paul made his remarks, as published on Mar. 14, in an interview with Vocativ.com, which was carried by GoPride.com, a portal for LGBT news and networking.

He made these comments for the GoPride audience. These are all losing positions for conservatism.

44 posted on 04/03/2014 12:35:08 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Servant of the Cross

you got to remember that Paul wants gummit out of the marriage business.


45 posted on 04/03/2014 12:36:16 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Servant of the Cross

GOPride, I presume. I wish “Pride” would go (away). But at any rate it has no right to be riding on the government. Which is how it has wormed its way into the tent.

So what might take the place of “marriage” in government recognized statuses? Well why not households? That was also suggested by Pope Francis. Why should the “gays” have all the fun. Why can’t chaste people?


46 posted on 04/03/2014 12:41:58 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
And I believe that as clearly in keeping with libertarianism ... but to do it in an interview with Vocativ.com, which was carried by GoPride.com, a portal for LGBT news and networking.

                                                      SRSLY?!

47 posted on 04/03/2014 12:43:53 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Servant of the Cross

OK, I thought it meant GOP Pride.

It’s odious, and it’s shameful.

It’s also hijacked government.

Did government NEED to be in the marriage biz? It looks like if it insists, it is going to soak up all of our fight in keeping the “gays” out of it. Rotsa ruck, with 17 states punked so far. Is that a wise use of resources?


48 posted on 04/03/2014 12:46:57 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck; moder_ator

You need to learn to address freepers directly, rather than get on thread to stalk, and to post behind their backs in an effort to create groups of warring personalities based on your personal vendettas rather than political discussions.

Anyone who refuses to outlaw gay marriage in the military, in federal employment and immigration, should not be pretending to oppose it, as you do.

Let’s fight gay marriage, not support it.


49 posted on 04/03/2014 12:50:09 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: ansel12

You and your moder_ator. You never learn do you?


50 posted on 04/03/2014 12:51:15 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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