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  • Free Republic Straw Poll (February 2016 edition)

    01/31/2016 10:22:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 139 replies
    Free Republic | February 1, 2016 | 2ndDivisionVet
    If you had to vote in your state primary/caucus today, knowing what you know now about the various declared and probable candidates, who would you vote for? Why? Who would you like to see as the running mate for your preferred candidate? If you could help staff your candidates cabinet and other top appointments, who would you choose? If you could recommend different congressional leaders than we have now, who would they be? And who would you like to see on the Supreme Court and why? And finally, feel free to donate to Free Republic.
  • La Crosse County GOP poll shows Cruz in first (Wisconsin)

    01/25/2016 12:17:23 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    WXOW-TV ^ | January 24, 2016 | Caroline Hecker, Multi-Media Journalist
    The La Crosse County GOP caucus held on Saturday revealed a majority of party members favor Ted Cruz as their top choice for the Republican Presidential Nominee. The straw poll is the first of the county's to show Cruz in the lead, as previous polls showed Marco Rubio near the top. Ted Cruz captured 28 percent of the vote, while Marco Rubio and Donald Trump each had 24 percent support. Ben Carson and Jeb Bush both collected 8 percent of the vote and Rand Paul and Carly Fiorina rounded out the group with 4 percent of the vote each. No...
  • Death watch for Rand Paul campaign

    09/27/2015 11:14:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | September 26, 2015 | Sam Youngman
    LEXINGTON,Ky. Rand Paul was right. In January 2014, the day after The Atlantic anointed Paul, Kentuckys junior U.S. Senator, as the Republican frontrunner in the 2016 presidential race, Paul told the Herald-Leader its still too early probably to talk about things like that. That sounds unlucky to me, he said. Less than two years later, Pauls luck, it seems, is running out. Campaigning on Friday in New Hampshire, Paul continues to charge ahead with his struggling presidential campaign, but speculation is growing that he might be the next Republican candidate to drop out of the race. Former Texas Gov....
  • Ted Cruz leads in Alaska straw poll

    01/20/2016 9:06:49 PM PST · by Isara · 37 replies
    Alaska GOP ^ | January 19, 2016 | Suzanne Downing
    Presidential candidate Ted Cruz opened up a large margin of support from those who participated in last week's Must Read Alaska straw poll. We closed the online survey before the debate on Thursday. Here are the results:Readers of Must Read Alaska, the Alaska Republican Party's weekly emailed newsletter, trend Republican and many are politically active. Ted Cruz won 34 percent, Donald Trump won 27 percent and Marco Rubio won 17 percent. No other candidate won enough support in this particular survey to be awarded delegates to the Republican National Convention. When the Presidential Preference Poll is held on March 1,...
  • Ted Cruz Wins Prominent New York City Straw Poll AFTER Insulting “New York Values”

    01/16/2016 12:54:18 PM PST · by Isara · 43 replies
    The Resurgent ^ | January 16, 2016 | Erick Erickson
    This is hilarious. The Metropolitan Republican Club has been around since 1902. It’s a pretty big deal up there, with virtually very Republican Presidential nominee since 1930 using the club’s offices as its NYC headquarters.The Club held its straw poll, which was conducted after Ted Cruz’s statements about New York values. The results? Ted Cruz came in first place, beating Donald Trump.
  • Cruz for President Wins Two GOP Victories in Idaho Over the Weekend

    01/11/2016 9:23:00 AM PST · by Isara · 12 replies
    Cruz News ^ | January 11, 2016
    HOUSTON, Texas - Over the weekend, Presidential candidate Ted Cruz continued to gain momentum as courageous conservatives around the country continued to coalesce behind his campaign for President. In Idaho, Cruz scored two major victories among Republicans, as the Gem State's Presidential Primary approaches on March 8th.The leadership of the Idaho Republican Party gathered in Boise for its annual Winter Meeting on Friday and Saturday. The party hosted a Presidential Candidates Reception and Straw Poll on Friday evening, with Ted Cruz winning the poll by more than a 2-1 margin with support from 40 percent of the vote. Marco Rubio...
  • Free Republic Straw Poll (January 2016 edition)

    01/03/2016 2:58:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 659 replies
    January 3, 2016 | 2ndDivisionVet
    If you had to vote in your state primary/caucus today, knowing what you know now about the various declared and probable candidates, who would you vote for? Why? Who would you like to see as the running mate for your preferred candidate? If you could help staff your candidates cabinet and other top appointments, who would you choose? If you could recommend different congressional leaders than we have now, who would they be? And who would you like to see on the Supreme Court and why? And finally, feel free to donate to Free Republic.
  • Stalwarts of parties study, OK new rules (Ted Cruz wins Arkansas State Republican straw poll)

    12/09/2015 2:31:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette ^ | December 6, 2015 | Brian Fanney and Michael R. Wickline
    (SNIP)GOP STRAW POLL Republican Stu Soffer of White Hall announced Saturday that Cruz won the GOP straw poll with 72 votes, while Huckabee received 27 votes, and Rubio and Trump each picked up 24 votes. Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson of Baltimore received six votes in the straw poll. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie received four votes, Ohio Gov. John Kasich tallied three votes and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush got two votes, according to Soffer. U.S. Sens. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina each received one vote. Soffer said former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania,...
  • Cruz Tops New Kristol Clear Straw Poll

    12/09/2015 9:36:29 AM PST · by Isara · 24 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Wednesday, 09 Dec 2015 | Cathy Burke
    Sen. Ted Cruz grabbed the top spot in a new presidential straw poll — the first time the Texas lawmaker has done so in seven surveys of the GOP field. In the political magazine The Weekly Standard's survey, Cruz had 30 percent of the first place votes of its readers, followed by Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, with 26 percent, and Donald Trump, at 17 percent. Here's the magazine's tally, with the first number the percentage of the ballots on which the candidate was selected for first place — and the second number representing the percentage of ballots in which the...
  • Free Republic Straw Poll (December edition)

    12/06/2015 2:40:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 195 replies
    December 6, 2015 | 2ndDivisionVet
    If you had to vote in your state primary/caucus today, knowing what you know now about the various declared and probable candidates, who would you vote for? Why? Who would you like to see as the running mate for your preferred candidate? If you could help staff your candidates cabinet and other top appointments, who would you choose? If you could recommend different congressional leaders than we have now, who would they be? And who would you like to see on the Supreme Court and why? And finally, feel free to donate to Free Republic.
  • Cruz Wins MN GOP Straw Poll

    12/05/2015 8:16:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    KEYC-TV ^ | December 5, 2015 | Ashley Hanley
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has easily won a straw poll of Minnesota Republican activists. Cruz finished first among 14 Republican candidates in the poll at the Minnesota GOP State Central Committee meeting Saturday in Monticello. Cruz claimed 90 votes. That was almost twice the votes for the second-place finisher, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, who had 46 votes. Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina came in third. GOP front-runner Donald Trump finished fourth in Saturday's straw poll, followed closely by Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul. Minnesota is one of a dozen states that will hold a primary or caucus on Super Tuesday March...
  • Ted Cruz easily wins straw poll of Minnesota Republican activists

    12/05/2015 2:46:12 PM PST · by Isara · 19 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | December 5, 2015 | Patrick Condon
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz overwhelmingly won a straw poll of Minnesota Republican activists on Saturday, an early sign of strength as GOP presidential candidates begin to eye the state’s upcoming presidential caucus.Cruz finished first among 14 Republican candidates in the poll of 283 influential party activists gathered for the Minnesota GOP’s State Central Committee, claiming 90 votes. That was almost twice the votes claimed by the second-place finisher, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, who had 46 votes. Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina came in third with 33 votes.“Minnesota on March 1, on Super Tuesday, is going to play a critical role,”...
  • Free Republic Straw Poll (November edition)

    11/22/2015 4:54:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 152 replies
    FreeRepublic | November 22, 2015 | 2ndDivisionVet
    If you had to vote in your state primary/caucus today, knowing what you know now about the various declared and probable candidates, who would you vote for? Why? Who would you like to see as the running mate for your preferred candidate? If you could help staff your candidates cabinet and other top appointments, who would you choose? If you could recommend different congressional leaders than we have now, who would they be? And who would you like to see on the Supreme Court and why? And finally, feel free to donate to Free Republic.
  • Ted Cruz WINS Maryland GOP Straw Poll Vote @ 23 Percent -- Ted Cruz POTUS Juggernaut Steamroller !

    11/22/2015 10:42:21 AM PST · by Patton@Bastogne · 116 replies
    Maryland for Ted Cruz ^ | 2015-11-21 | Patton@Bastogne
    . Ted Cruz wins Maryland GOP Convention Straw Poll of Central Committee Members. Understand these are loyal GOP activist in a very moderate Republican Party. This is a major upset to Marco Rubio and the establishment. Cruz 63 votes Rubio 52 votes Trump. 49 votes. Carson 27 votes Paul, Bush, Christie, and Kasiach, each received between 16-20 votes .
  • Free Republic STRAW POLL (October 2015 Edition)

    10/12/2015 12:05:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies
    FreeRepublic | October 12, 2015 | 2ndDivisionVet
    If you had to vote in your state primary/caucus today, knowing what you know now about the various declared and probable candidates, who would you vote for? Why? Who would you like to see as the running mate for your preferred candidate? If you could help staff your candidates cabinet and other top appointments, who would you choose? If you could recommend different congressional leaders than we have now, who would they be? And who would you like to see on the Supreme Court and why? And finally, feel free to donate to Free Republic.
  • Cruz Scores Major Upset Among Libertarian Voters

    10/10/2015 7:10:35 PM PDT · by Isara · 9 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 10/10/15
    Earns 51% of voter approval in Republican Liberty Caucus Straw Poll — just a few points behind Rand Paul, among Libertarians HOUSTON, Texas – Presidential candidate Ted Cruz continues to shore up his strong support among libertarian voters, earning 51 percent support from voters participating in the straw poll held at the Republican Liberty Caucus in Nashua, NH over the weekend.Cruz received 399 votes (51%), just a few points behind Rand Paul’s 445 votes (57%).“We are very encouraged by the growing support we are seeing among liberty voters in the early states and across the country,” Cruz said. “I have...
  • Cruz Gains Momentum Among Libertarian Voters

    10/10/2015 6:43:13 PM PDT · by NH Liberty · 10 replies
    tedcruz.org ^ | October 10, 2015 | NHLiberty
    Earns 51% of voter approval in Republican Liberty Caucus Straw Poll HOUSTON, Texas Presidential candidate Ted Cruz continues to shore up his support among libertarian voters, earning 51 percent approval from voters participating in the straw poll held at the Republican Liberty Caucus in Nashua, NH over the weekend. We are very encouraged by the growing support we are seeing among liberty voters in the early states and across the country, Cruz said. I have spent my career defending and promoting the constitutional liberties that our nation was founded upon, and that are increasingly under assault today. From free...
  • Cruz for president? (Poll to FReep)

    10/01/2015 8:35:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Centerville Daily Iowegian ^ | Michael Schaffer, Managing Editor
    The Daily Iowegian will publish an editorial Question of the Week on the Opinion page. The Iowegian wants you to think about the field of Republican candidates running for United States president. Last week the Iowegian asked you about Carly Fiorina. This week the focus is on Ted Cruz. So, the question of the week is, Does Ted Cruz have what it takes to be president of the United States? Go to the Daily Iowegian website, www.dailyiowegian.com, and scroll down the home page to POLL on the left hand side and cast your vote. Or call the Iowegian office at...
  • Local straw poll leans toward Cruz, Fiorina (Texas)

    09/27/2015 11:05:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Hill Country Community Journal of Kerrville ^ | September 28, 2015 | Bonnie Arnold
    Amy Eldred, program chair and first vice president of RWKC, led a local caucus or straw poll about the Republican candidates for the 2016 Presidential election, after displaying a poster of all 15 of them so luncheon attendees would remember who they all are. Unofficial selections favored Ted Cruz or Carly Fiorina as Republican nominee. The Republican Women of Kerr County and their and guests held a luncheon meeting last Friday, expecting a visiting guest speaker from the Republican Party of Texas, and instead got to hold their own local caucus or straw poll about the 2016 Presidential election. When...
  • Ted Cruz Wins, Donald Trump Flops In Latest Presidential Straw Poll For Republican Contenders

    09/26/2015 9:15:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    International Business Times ^ | September 26, 2015 | Kerry Flynn
    Could the Donald be falling? Texas Sen. Ted Cruz came out on top in the latest presidential straw poll, garnering 35 percent of the approximately 1,200 votes from the Values Voter Summit in Washington Saturday, NBC News reports. Thats the third year in a row Cruz has won the support from the forum. The affair comes amid some shakeup for the Republican party in the past week, with House Speaker John Boehner announcing his departure and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who has been criticized for not taking stronger conservative stances, ending his bid for the presidency. Social conservatives are further...
  • One wing of the Republican Party is pushing for a Ted Cruz-Ben Carson ticket

    09/26/2015 7:27:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Business Insider ^ | September 26, 2015 | Reuters Washington Newsroom Staff
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Socially conservative Republicans gathered in Washington this week have their eye on Senator Ted Cruz of Texas for the party's presidential nod and former neurosurgeon Ben Carson for the Republican vice presidential nominee. Family Research Council Action, a Christian lobbying group, said on Saturday that more attendees polled at the Values Voter Summit said Cruz, a leader with the Republican's Tea Party wing, should be the party's presidential nominee for the November 2016 election. Cruz, who also won the group's so-called "straw poll" the previous two years, took 35 percent of the support among the nearly 2,700...
  • The conservative poll Donald Trump could not win

    09/26/2015 3:15:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 26, 2015 | Reena Flores
    The results are in at the Values Voter Summit -- and, for once, Donald Trump fails to top a conservative poll. The straw poll at the summit, a conservative gathering hosted by the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C., showed Texas Sen. Ted Cruz winning over voters, leading the pack for the third year in a row. Cruz, with 35 percent of support, was followed by neurosurgeon-turned-politician Ben Carson, with 18 percent of the vote. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee came in third, drawing 14 percent of supporters, followed by Florida Sen. Marco Rubio at 13 percent. Registering at fifth...
  • Poll: Which U.S. presidential candidate do you support? Make your voice heard

    09/24/2015 1:38:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 88 replies
    Mereja ^ | September 21, 2015
    This poll is being reset and posted again after fixing a minor technical glitch. I am the official pollster of this forum and this is my second survey. Please vote and make your voice heard. Today's question is: Which candidate do you prefer to be President of the United States? Please explain why after you vote. Thank you
  • Reader Poll: If You Had to Vote Today, Rubio vs. Cruz Edition - Voice your opinion!

    09/21/2015 2:21:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | September 21, 2015 | Amy Miller
    Last weeks CNN debate stirred the pot in what has been a roller coaster of an early primary season. A post-debate CNN poll showed Carly Fiorina surging into second place behind Donald Trump (a 12% jump since early September,) followed closely by Ben Carson. Right now, its an outsiders racebut how long can it last? The tendency to wax and wane has been a hallmark of the GOPs outsider candidates. Their bumps and slides have had less to do with their budding policy plans, and more to do with how theyve handled themselves under the extreme pressure of the national...
  • Rand Paul wins presidential straw poll at Michigan Republican gathering on Mackinac Island

    09/20/2015 4:54:06 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 39 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | September 20, 2015 | Jonathan Oosting
    MACKINAC ISLAND, MI Rand Paul won the presidential preference straw poll this weekend at the Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference, a biennial gather of more than 2,000 Michigan Republicans. With 785 attendees voting, the U.S. Senator from Kentucky received 22 percent of the vote in the MIRS/Detroit News straw poll. Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina finished second at 15 percent. Each of the top five vote-getters spoke at the island event, including Ohio Gov. John Kasich (13.7 percent), Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas (13 percent) and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (9.7 percent). John Yob, national political director and Michigan...
  • Well Lookie Here Debate Eve, Maryland Announces Ben Carson GOP Poll Winner.

    09/15/2015 7:08:56 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 54 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 9-15-2015 | sundance
    BEN CARSON WINS ! BEN CARSON WINS ! BEN CARSON WINS ! ADVERTISEMENT It was last month, amid the failing direct GOPe attacks against Donald Trump, when we predicted Wall Street/Team Jebs approach would shift to promoting Ben Carson instead. We even shared their targeted date to peak Carson would be the CNN debate. All media (Madison Ave., Hollywood, Park Row) would be called in for the assist. Iowa poll okay for Trump, if right, but terrific for Ben Carson, also topping favorability by very big margin. Rupert Murdoch (@rupertmurdoch) August 31, 2015 Well?.. After two weeks of continual...
  • Ted Cruz Wins FreedomWorks for America Straw Poll at the 9/12 Grassroots Summit

    09/14/2015 7:06:57 AM PDT · by Isara · 39 replies
    FreedomWorks for America ^ | 09/13/15 | Iris Somberg
    FreedomWorks for America polled activists at the 9/12 Grassroots Summit in Orlando, FL. Activists from Florida and the surrounding states voted for who they want the 2016 GOP presidential nominee to be. The final results for the top three vote getters were as follows: Sen. Ted Cruz - 41% Ben Carson - 12% Donald Trump - 8% FreedomWorks for America is a grassroots service center that provides the tools needed to grassroots volunteers seeking to elect candidates who fight for lower taxes, less government, and more freedom. For more information, please visit www.freedomworksforamerica.org.
  • Free Republic STRAW POLL (September 2015 Edition)

    09/13/2015 1:14:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 229 replies
    FreeRepublic | September 13, 2015 | 2ndDivisionVet
    If you had to vote in your state primary/caucus today, knowing what you know now about the various declared and probable candidates, who would you vote for? Why? Who would you like to see as the running mate for your preferred candidate? If you could help staff your candidates cabinet and other top appointments, who would you choose? If you could recommend different congressional leaders than we have now, who would they be? And who would you like to see on the Supreme Court and why? And finally, feel free to donate to Free Republic.
  • Donald Trump courts tea party at Nashville straw poll

    08/29/2015 10:28:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | August 29 2015 | M.J. Lee, politics and finance reporter
    Donald Trump took his colorful campaign to Nashville on Saturday, where he courted a constituency that some say he is tailor-made for: the tea party. He is competing in a presidential straw poll and addressed the National Federation of Republican Assemblies, a group that boasts it was "the tea party before there was a tea party." Trump's appearance was highly anticipated at the conservative gathering: As a candidate, he's hitting the same notes -- anger at conventional politics, contempt for Washington and distrust of special interests and lobbyists -- that propelled the tea party movement in 2010. "You have not...
  • Ted Cruz Wins Straw Poll at Lubbock County Republican Party Debate Watch Party

    08/06/2015 9:51:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    KFYO-AM ^ | August 6, 2015 | Rob Snyder
    Thursday, supporters of the Republican party were focused on Cleveland with FOX News holding the first debates of Republican Presidential candidates for the 2016 campaign. During the prime-time debate, members of the Lubbock County Young Republicans held a straw poll with those attending the Lubbock County Republican Party watch party at Mr. Gattis. Out of the 100-120 people in attendance, about half participated in the poll. Senator Ted Cruz scored the highest, garnering 37% (23 out of 62 votes). Senator Rand Paul placed second with 13% (8 votes). Mike Huckabee and Donald Trump tied for third with 11% (7 votes)....
  • Hot Air Pre-Debate Survey Results

    08/04/2015 5:14:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 3, 2015 | Patrick Ishmael
    Ted Cruz remains the first choice of Hot Air readers, followed by Scott Walker and Donald Trump. Most candidates have stayed steady over the last month, but as Trump rose, Junes third place winner Rick Perry fell. Whether Perry supporters have migrated or simply didnt come out to vote this time, I dont know, but Perrys loss was basically Trumps gain. Thats the first takeaway.The second takeaway is this: that regardless of who you support, a Republican primary debate without Bobby Jindal and Carly Fiorina would be woefully incomplete. Not only did both make the top 5 in the consensus...
  • Free Republic STRAW POLL (August 2015 Edition)

    08/03/2015 1:16:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 143 replies
    FreeRepublic | August 3, 2015 | 2ndDivisionVet
    If you had to vote in your state primary/caucus today, knowing what you know now about the various declared and probable candidates, who would you vote for? Why? Who would you like to see as the running mate for your preferred candidate? If you could help staff your candidates cabinet and other top appointments, who would you choose? If you could recommend different congressional leaders than we have now, who would they be? And who would you like to see on the Supreme Court and why? And finally, feel free to donate to Free Republic.
  • Hot Air Primary Survey: Pre-Debate Edition (Hurry before it closes!)

    08/01/2015 5:00:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 31, 2015 | Patrick Ishmael
    Looking forward to these results, especially the consensus vote. Fox News criteria for its first debate seems, unfortunately, to bias strongly toward name recognition rather than broad appeal, and I think that hurdle undermines the meaningful policy discussions that these early events should foster. Put another way: If a candidate could get consensus support but cant get in the door of the debate, then is the debate really representative of the preferences of the Republican electorate? Thanks for participating. (POLL-AT-LINK)
  • Free Republic STRAW POLL (July 2015 Edition)

    07/16/2015 9:41:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 138 replies
    FreeRepublic | July 16, 2015 | 2ndDivisionVet
    If you had to vote in your state primary/caucus today, knowing what you know now about the various declared and probable candidates, who would you vote for? Why? Who would you like to see as the running mate for your preferred candidate? If you could help staff your candidates cabinet and other top appointments, who would you choose? If you could recommend different congressional leaders than we have now, who would they be? And who would you like to see on the Supreme Court and why? And finally, feel free to donate to Free Republic.
  • Rand Paul leads candidates in county GOP straw poll (WA: Cruz 2nd, Carson 3rd, Trump dead last)

    07/08/2015 8:15:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Daily News ^ | July 8, 2015
    An unscientific straw poll conducted by the Cowlitz County Republicans at last weeks Go 4th Festival put Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul at the top of the list of GOP presidential candidates in the 2016 race. Rounding out the top three favorites for president were Ted Cruz, a U.S. senator from Texas who ranked second, and Ben Carson, a pediatric neurosurgeon and author, who place third. The least favorite among the 16 Republican presidential candidates? Donald Trump. I thought he would be at one extreme or another. He would either be at the top or at the bottom, party chair Arne...
  • Christie ranks last among 2016 Republican candidates in NJ.com user straw poll

    07/07/2015 9:14:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Hunterdon County Democrat ^ | July 6, 2015 | Brent Johnson
    TRENTON Last week, we asked NJ.com users to rank the crowded field of candidates vying for the 2016 Republican nomination for president in an informal straw poll and they placed their own governor last. Gov. Chris Christie fell at the bottom of the 14 contenders who have officially declared their candidacy. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush finished first. See the full chart below. If you rank the candidates by up votes, Christie would be No. 6. But he received the most down votes by far of any candidate, dropping him to the bottom. This poll is unscientific, but...
  • Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina Top Denver Conservative Summit Straw Poll; Jeb!, Rubio Tank

    06/28/2015 9:32:53 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 21 replies
    Brietbart ^ | June 28, 2015 | Raheem Kassam
    Dr. Ben Carson has caused a major upset by coming in a confident first in the Western Conservative Summits straw poll in Denver, Colorado this weekend. Carson, who boomed about his anti-political credentials in his main stage speech last night, took 26 percent of the 871 votes cast, while Carly Fiorina, who also had clear support amongst conference delegates, took 23 percent.
  • Free Republic STRAW POLL.

    06/18/2015 6:07:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 373 replies
    Free Republic | June 18, 2015 | 2ndDivisionVet
    If you had to vote in your state primary/caucus today, knowing what you know now about the various declared and probable candidates, who would you vote for? Why? Who would you like to see as the running mate for your preferred candidate? If you could help staff your candidates cabinet and other top appointments, who would you choose? If you could recommend different congressional leaders than we have now, who would they be? And who would you like to see on the Supreme Court and why? And finally, feel free to donate to Free Republic.
  • Iowa Republicans ending straw poll, a tradition born in 1979

    06/12/2015 8:01:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 12, 2015 2:26 PM EDT | Barbara Rodriguez
    The Iowa Republican straw poll, once a staple campaign event for GOP presidential candidates, is vanishing because of waning interest from 2016 hopefuls. The governing board for the Republican Party of Iowa voted unanimously during a private conference call Friday to drop the event, said state GOP Chairman Jeff Kaufmann. It was scheduled to be held in the central Iowa city of Boone on Aug. 8. Republican officials wanted to make sure negativity surrounding the straw poll didnt hurt Iowas traditional place in holding the first votes of the presidential nomination contest, with its leadoff caucuses. Kaufmann said he was...
  • No straw poll? 8 ways that affects 2016 GOP horse race

    06/12/2015 4:21:28 PM PDT · by iowamark · 5 replies
    Des Moines Register | 6/12/2015 | Jennifer Jacobs
    Gannett paper, link only: No straw poll? 8 ways that affects 2016 GOP horse race
  • Iowa Straw Poll cancelled

    06/12/2015 7:29:21 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 39 replies
    twitter ^ | 06/12/2015 | Jennifer Jacobs
    Jennifer Jacobs ‏@JenniferJJacobs 20 minutes ago Maryland, USA JUST IN: The Iowa Straw Poll is dead By unanimous vote, the Iowa GOP board just voted to kill it. #iacaucus
  • Carson wins early GOP straw poll (Followed by Walker and Cruz at Oklahoma City's SRLC confab)

    05/23/2015 12:12:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box ^ | May 23, 2015 | Jordan Fabian
    Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson won the presidential straw poll at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in Oklahoma City on Saturday, beating out Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). Carson won 25.4 percent of the vote, while Walker took 20.5 percent and Cruz received 16.4 percent. Other GOP presidential hopefuls and potential candidates finished far behind the top trio. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie finished a distant fourth with 5.3 percent of the vote, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry took 5 percent, and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush won 4.9 percent. Winning the straw poll could provide a...
  • 5 reasons the Iowa Straw Poll does not matter

    05/22/2015 6:07:08 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 5 replies
    PersonalLiberty.com ^ | May 22, 2015 | David Lightman
    WASHINGTON (TNS) R.I.P., Iowa Straw Poll. Badly wounded in 2011, it was lethally wounded Thursday.Mike Huckabee announced he wont compete this year. Neither will Jeb Bush. So far, no one except Donald Trump has committed to participating if he runs.For years, the circuslike summer event served mainly as a test of how much money candidates for the Republican nomination would spend to buy tickets for attendees, on buses to get them there, and on barbecue and music to entertain them so they would support them in a non-binding poll.And the Democrats, who ban all straw polls as a...
  • Former Iowa caucuses winner Mike Huckabee to skip straw poll

    05/21/2015 6:30:54 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    WTMA, Charleston, SC ^ | May 21, 2015 | CNN
    WASHINGTON (CNN) Former Gov. Mike Huckabee, the 2008 Iowa caucuses winner, is running again for the GOP presidential nomination, but this time hell skip the states high profile straw poll. Huckabee, who took second place in the 2007 survey, announced Thursday morning in a Des Moines Register op-ed that he wont compete on the Iowa straw poll, instead saying that he wants to focus his resources on winning the states official caucus. I appreciate the Iowa GOP for recognizing the need for some reforms, but playing to win in the straw poll still requires a heavy concentration of staff...
  • Rand Paul, Ted Cruz Top Caffeinated Thoughts Reader Straw Poll (Cruz leads in Iowa)

    05/11/2015 1:16:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Caffeinated Thoughts ^ | May 11, 2015 | Shane Vander Hart
    Caffeinated Thoughts completed a non-scientific poll of our readership from May 1-8, 2015. U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) leads overall being first choice for just shy of 37% of those polled. U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) leads among Iowan readers with almost 29% saying he is their first choice. Our overall results (1st Choice): 1. U.S. Senator Rand Paul 36.8% 2. U.S. Senator Ted Cruz 19.6% 3. Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum 11.2% 4. Former Texas Governor Rick Perry 8.0% 5. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal 5.2% 6. U.S. Senator Marco Rubio 4.0% 7. Former...
  • Hot Air Primary Survey: May Edition (HURRY! FReep a poll)

    05/09/2015 1:40:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 9, 2015 | Patrick Ishmael
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  • Would you vote for Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz, or Rand Paul?

    04/13/2015 12:40:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    IVN ^ | April 12, 2015 | Thomas A. Hawk
    Who would you vote for if the 2016 Presidential Election were held today? Ahh its time for another Presidential election already, and voters are either passionate or apathetic once again! To date, three candidates have entered the Presidential race: Hillary Clinton, Rand Paul, and Ted Cruz. If the election were held today, who would YOU vote for? To help, heres some campaign videos of todays limited trio. The name are listed in alphabetical order. But if youre a conspiracy theorist, its because we secretly support Hillary Clinton and though that was an excuse. Or if your a conspiracy...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz Confirms for SRLC (Southern Republican Leadership Conference in Oklahoma)

    04/12/2015 3:01:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    OK GOP ^ | April 10, 2015
    One of the U.S. Senates most outspoken conservative leaders, Sen. Ted Cruz, officially confirmed today for the Southern Republican Leadership Conference (SRLC) in Oklahoma City in May. Cruz is the ninth national leader and 2016 presidential candidate to confirm for the conference behind Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, former Sen. Rick Santorum, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, Dr. Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, Donald Trump and Ambassador John Bolton. OKGOP Chairman Dave Weston noted, "Sen. Cruzs recent announcement for president has created quite a buzz among Republican voters. Were excited hell be joining us for the SRLC, as...
  • Paul Wins CPAC Straw Poll; Cruz Finishes Third

    02/28/2015 3:18:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 89 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | February 28, 2015 | Abby Livingston
    U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky won the Conservative Political Action Conference straw poll Saturday, his third victory in as many years. This year he carried 26 percent of the vote. U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz placed third, with 11.5 percent, while former Gov. Rick Perry came in eleventh, with 1.1 percent. Both Paul and Cruz openly campaigned at the event. Cruz volunteers distributed custom-made buttons that said "Cruz Crew." Perry had a smaller get-out-the-vote operation at the conference. The contest comes after three days of speeches from presidential contenders and noteworthy conservative activists. On Thursday, Cruz touted his battles within...
  • 2015 Iowa Straw Poll target date: Aug 8 at one of four locations

    02/13/2015 11:58:22 AM PST · by iowamark · 3 replies
    Radio Iowa ^ | February 13, 2015 | O. Kay Henderson
    The Republican Party of Iowa has gotten bids from four different sites in central Iowa competing to be the host of the Iowa GOPs Straw Poll this summer. Jeff Kaufmann, the Iowa GOPs chairman, says the second Saturday in August is the likely date for the event. Thats one part of the tradition wed like to keep in terms of having it in August, so August 8 is still our target date, Kaufmann told Radio Iowa today. I cant say absolutely that if there was once heck of a deal and a great site and they absolutely couldnt do it...