Sen. Rand Paul leads poll for 2016 GOP presidential pick

Rand PaulAccording to a new poll, the majority of conservatives stand with Rand as the 2016 Republican presidential nominee.

After polling 190,000 conservatives, Contract From America found that Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is the favored GOP presidential pick for 2016, as The Daily Caller reports.

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.

Comments

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  1. Sarah Hart says:

    You should check out David Jon Sponheim. He is running for President in 2016 under America’s Third Party. The best thing about him is he hosts a LIVE video chat show every week night, where you can chat directly with him. He is a centrist candidate – fiscally conservative and socially liberal.

    1. Darryl Schmitz says:

      Fiscally conservative and socially liberal is not “centrist”… It’s libertarian.

  2. anony says:

    Why would we check out a member of a third party who can’t do anything for America,especially one that is ‘socially liberal’ …and especially when we can check out Rand Paul who is 19x better

    1. James says:

      Agreed. Rand Paul rocks. Man has stones of steel.

    2. Stephanie says:

      LOL! Exactly!

  3. steve says:

    we stand with rand

  4. Bastiat says:

    Rand Paul 2016

    Hillary voted for the Iraq war and the Patriot act TWICE.

    GAME ON

  5. Tressia says:

    Rand, you lead and we will follow

  6. R Rumskell says:

    Time to get behind Ted Cruz. A true republican who the dems fear the most.

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