While Paul leads the pack, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio are two other popular choices for 2016. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush are running last in a pool of 32 candidates.
Rather than using traditional polling methods, CFA told voters to choose their favorite candidate in at least 12 head-to-head match-ups. As of Monday, Paul was winning 80 percent of the match-ups, Walker was winning 76 percent and Rubio was a close third with 73 percent.
CFA is a non-profit conservative organization backed by the Tea Party, and because many of the votes came from Tea Party chapters, Christie’s ranking is not surprising. Neither is Paul’s.
After Paul’s nearly 13-hour filibuster fighting for Americans’ civil liberties, the Kentuckian has proved himself to be presidential material. But according to CFA head Ryan Hecker, the Senator was leading even before the filibuster, although Hecker did admit “given Rand Paul’s passionate performance … it’s understandable that the base is so supportive of him.”
The exact means of the polling, however, were not apparent in the Daily Caller article.