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Rand Paul Leads the GOP Pack for 2016
Economic Policy Journal ^ | July 11 2014 | EPJ

Posted on 07/11/2014 10:34:44 AM PDT by PoloSec

A new Zogby Analytics poll of likely Republican primary voters in 2016 shows Rand Paul starting to build a lead over better known – and more establishment – GOP figures.

In the poll, Rand polls 20%, followed by “Establishment” candidates New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush with 13% each. In fourth place is Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker with 8%, then Florida Senator Marco Rubio 7%, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindahl 4%, and New Mexico Governor Suzanna Martinez, Ohio Governor John Kasich, and South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley all with 1% each.

Rand does well among all sub-groups, notably men (29%), voters 30-64 years olds (where he leads), self-identified Republicans, independents, and conservatives (among whom he leads with 19%, 17%, and 20% respectively), and moderates (23%). He also leads among Protestants and Born Again/Evangelical GOP voters (21% and 20% respectively).

On the Democratic side, the Zogby poll of likely Democratic primary voters shows former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton dominating the pack with 52% support. Her closest challengers are Vice President Joe Biden with 8% and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren with 7%. Others posting numbers are Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley and former Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer with 4%, and former Virginia Senator Jim Webb with 3%.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: biden; christie; hillary; jebbush; randpaul

1 posted on 07/11/2014 10:34:44 AM PDT by PoloSec
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To: PoloSec

Not a single person in that “pile” I would vote for. Thank you E Gop et all for destroying the Conservative Republican base. Think I may go Constitution party this time around at least they have principles in the platform, Lord knows what they would be if they got elected. That is one of my biggest bugaboos with todays politicians they say one thing to get elected an once elected change postions.
Freegards
LEX


2 posted on 07/11/2014 10:42:17 AM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: lexington minuteman 1775

Guess who was missing in that poll?


3 posted on 07/11/2014 10:44:54 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: PoloSec

His leftist views on the military, law enforcement, and immigration are deal breakers for lots of Republicans. He claims to be for economic freedom, but he gets more press talking about foreign policy isolationism.


4 posted on 07/11/2014 10:45:17 AM PDT by Socon-Econ
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To: PoloSec

Haley, Kasich, and Martinez are poll choices, but Cruz isn’t??????


5 posted on 07/11/2014 10:46:08 AM PDT by matthew fuller (It's past time to impeach our illegal alien mooslim marxist president.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Cruz, Palin, Carson


6 posted on 07/11/2014 10:46:40 AM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: PoloSec

If it is one of the top 3 in that, I will not vote and I know others I will work with to do the same. Period.


7 posted on 07/11/2014 10:48:00 AM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: PoloSec

Both of these lists, D’s and R’s, sound like the people polled at least know something about who the players are likely to be.

...except for the absence of Ted Cruz.

And I, myself, don’t know what all Bobby Jindal is for (and maybe that’s intentional on his part) but maybe he could be a stealth prospect.


8 posted on 07/11/2014 10:50:15 AM PDT by bluedogpdx
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To: PoloSec

                                    NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

9 posted on 07/11/2014 10:50:54 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: PoloSec

Yeh right....No Cruz or Perry...


10 posted on 07/11/2014 10:57:19 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: PoloSec

There is not one person on that list that is on my list. Right now I don’t want to hear about anybody except Ted Cruz or Rick Perry. I feel sure I’m in for a major disappointment in 2016.


11 posted on 07/11/2014 11:03:59 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Socon-Econ
His leftist views on the military, law enforcement, and immigration are deal breakers for lots of Republicans.

Remember abortion and gay marriage, and his statement on abandoning "social issues".

12 posted on 07/11/2014 11:14:59 AM PDT by ansel12 (LEGAL immigrants, 30 million 1980-2012, continues to remake the nation's electorate for democrats)
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To: PoloSec

I used to have high hopes for Paul.
Such a shame that he’s so weak on immigration. He just doesn’t get it.


13 posted on 07/11/2014 11:33:40 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: PoloSec

Bullsh&t


14 posted on 07/11/2014 11:35:25 AM PDT by reefdiver (Be the Best you can be Whatever you Dream to be)
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To: Socon-Econ

“His leftist views on the military, law enforcement” Being opposed to a police state are not leftist views.


15 posted on 07/11/2014 11:38:17 AM PDT by Augustinian monk (" If you ain't Muslim, you ain't Shiite")
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To: PoloSec

In the poll
Rand Paul > NO !
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. > Hell No!
Governor Jeb Bush. > No !
Scott Walker > No.
Senator Marco Rubio > Undecided but maybe
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindahl > VP okay
New Mexico Governor Suzanna Martinez >President,maybe. VP yes
Ohio Governor John Kasich > No!
South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley > VP okay


16 posted on 07/11/2014 11:47:57 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (I am an American Not a Republican or a Democrat.)
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To: PoloSec

Runt Paul for President! Woo! Woo!


17 posted on 07/11/2014 11:49:24 AM PDT by itsahoot (Voting for a Progressive RINO is the same as voting for any other Tyrant.)
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To: PoloSec
No Ted Cruz? It's a bogus survey.

About Rand Paul? Everyone just might be fed up enough with our Oligarchy to put a person of questionable sanity in charge.

18 posted on 07/11/2014 11:50:10 AM PDT by grania
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To: PoloSec
I go back and forth on Paul. His biggest weakness is his immigration stance. And I hate how he has that McCainian trait of getting all mavericky by attacking a conservative position or politician now and then.

But he's probably the best hope if you want somebody to actually go into the office intending to shrink the size and influence of the federal government.

Nobody else is even going to try. They might slow the growth, but but Paul might actually try slashing some programs and departments and regulations.

For me, reducing the size and influence of the federal government by 90% would be a good start.

19 posted on 07/11/2014 11:55:22 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: grania
So let me get this straight, his dad was crazy too, right? Do you think it is genetic or is it just that anyone who espouses cutting ALL aspects of government power is "crazy" in your book?

I am a conservative first and an anti-statist second. I would pick a conservative like Cruz over Paul any day but if that wasn't possible and I had the chance to put a true anti-statist in power, I would take it in a heart beat. I may not agree with him on everything but I believe that he is a sincere anti-establishment, anti-Fed, anti-Federal power, anti-two party system ideologue.

I think he is as radical an anti-statist as Obama is a statist. I think that is what we need right now.

20 posted on 07/11/2014 12:08:54 PM PDT by nitzy
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To: nitzy
I agree with everything you say about Rand Paul. I'm uncomfortable that in conflict with his views he has shown support for RINO backstabbers in the US Senate. I'd rather he bring together a coalition of constitutional conservatives and some dem Senators who are better than their party's agenda.

If Rand Paul stays too close to the Oligarchs' agenda, it'll ruin his free-thinking attributes. I'd also like to hear more of his dad's message about the Federal Reserve and about avoiding recreational warmongering. JMHO

21 posted on 07/11/2014 12:29:24 PM PDT by grania
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To: PoloSec

Idiot Paultards can only pull this slight of hand so many times before the schtick gets old.


22 posted on 07/11/2014 12:30:37 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: SoConPubbie

Well NO Sarah Palin...
Freegards
LEX


23 posted on 07/11/2014 12:32:47 PM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: PoloSec

Oh, please. Not this nonsense again.


24 posted on 07/11/2014 12:33:09 PM 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: trisham

NOT Rand Paul...dear Lord help us think with common sense...

Rand Paul is the only candidate who has been for it as much as he has been against it, He is one of two in a close run for first with John Kerry.


25 posted on 07/11/2014 12:36:49 PM PDT by Kackikat (ELECTED officials took an OATH...get off your cowardly a$ses and be A PATRIOT now!)
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To: dead
But (Rand Paul is) probably the best hope if you want somebody to actually go into the office intending to shrink the size and influence of the federal government. Nobody else is even going to try.


26 posted on 07/11/2014 2:58:06 PM PDT by Yossarian
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To: PoloSec

Palin, Cruz, or LOSE.


27 posted on 07/11/2014 4:33:41 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

I think Perry is in. Do you thnk Cruz would run against his own governor? Could be interesting.


28 posted on 07/12/2014 10:25:07 AM PDT by Plummz (pro-constitution, anti-corruption)
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To: bluedogpdx

I think at the least, this one shows that if Cruz and Paul teamed up, Paul could go in as the “frontrunner.” I agree that if Cruz is listed, he takes at least 8 points from Paul and a few more from the others.


29 posted on 07/12/2014 10:34:42 AM PDT by Plummz (pro-constitution, anti-corruption)
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To: nitzy
" I believe that he is a sincere anti-establishment"

I used to believe that too, then I wised up after I saw Paul rolling over for the GOPe. Paul is now unacceptable and I used to be his biggest fan here. I have kept a very close eye on Paul, he has sold out.

30 posted on 07/12/2014 10:38:46 AM PDT by jpsb (Believe nothing until it has been officially denied)
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To: Plummz

I like Ted Cruz alot and I hope he doesn’t let “us” down. But I guess that, at this point, I’m not looking past the 2014 elections yet and hope that “we” pick up the Senate and so can have more muscle to try to thwart Obama.

And I’m certainly not encouraged that Lindsey Graham is probably gonna get re-elected.


31 posted on 07/12/2014 11:06:44 AM PDT by bluedogpdx
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To: Plummz

Well I’m OK with both of them running and may the best man win. They are both good guys IMO.


32 posted on 07/12/2014 3:35:56 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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