Skip to comments.Rand Paul Leads the GOP Pack for 2016
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 OMalley and former Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer with 4%, and former Virginia Senator Jim Webb with 3%.
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.
Guess who was missing in that poll?
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.
Haley, Kasich, and Martinez are poll choices, but Cruz isn’t??????
Cruz, Palin, Carson
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.
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.
Yeh right....No Cruz or Perry...
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.
Remember abortion and gay marriage, and his statement on abandoning "social issues".
I used to have high hopes for Paul.
Such a shame that he’s so weak on immigration. He just doesn’t get it.
“His leftist views on the military, law enforcement” Being opposed to a police state are not leftist views.
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
About Rand Paul? Everyone just might be fed up enough with our Oligarchy to put a person of questionable sanity in charge.
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.
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.