Skip to comments.Poll: Paul, Huckabee Lead GOP Hopefuls for 2016
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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HUCK? Where’d he come from?
Enough with the Horse Race already....
Huckabee and his Common Core love is a non-starter for me.
Huckabee is a nice guy. That said, the last thing we need as president is a “nice guy”.
Where is Palin in this poll?
Where do they get this stuff?
Palin/Cruz....Cruz/Palin 2016 !
Based on this pushpoll, looks to me like Newsmax doesn’t like Cruz, and is in favor of amnesty.
Talk about the two extremes: the hero of libertarian wing and the biggest statist in the GOP field.
13% is leading?
none of the above won again?
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
O! M! G!!!
With any luck, Paul will pick Cruz for the VP slot to shore up socons.
Runt Paul will never get the votes of anyone but the paultards. Libtardians have a perfect record of never winning a race for anything.
“HUCK? Whered 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.
No. Absolutely not.
Both are non-starters.
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 ......
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).
“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.
Why is Huckabee always at the top of the list?
Do not let the media choose our candidate.
Huckabee, Christie and Ryan aren’t even close.
“Libtardians have a perfect record of never winning a race for anything.”
Really? What about him:
Ronald Reagan’s opinion on Libertarianism
Reagan was a Republican, not a Libtardian.
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. "Its a shame some Republicans havent learned the lessons of nominating moderate candidates like Bob Dole, John McCain, or Mitt Romney."
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.
Christie will not be the nominee.
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.
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.
Huck is a joke!! We need someone with spine and guts like Trey Gowdy to run.
“coming out in support of gay marriage”
I like Trey.
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 dont want to be festooned by those issues.”
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!
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.
you got to remember that Paul wants gummit out of the marriage business.
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?
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?
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.
You and your moder_ator. You never learn do you?