GOP Won't be Happy About These Presidential Straw Poll Results

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By Matthew Burke. While the leftstream media, the GOP establishment, and the RINO political consultant class are busy pushing the narrative that squishy moderates like Bob Dole, John McCain, Mitt Romney, and now Jeb Bush are the most “electable,” a new 2016 presidential straw poll shows that the grassroots, as they did in the Reagan years, have a completely different preference.

Out of 16 potential Republican 2016 presidential candidates, Texas Senator Ted Cruz easily took first place, with over 26% of the vote, while Kentucky Senator Rand Paul came in second place, with 22%.

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker also fared well in the straw poll, coming in third place while garnering just under 16% of the votes.

Considerably back in the field were Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, Ben Carson, Rick Perry, and Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican loser, all in the 5-6% range.

Pro-Common Core and Pro-Amnesty Jeb Bush received less than three percent, while Marco Rubio, perhaps still hurt by his earlier soft immigration position, received less than two percent.

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie received little more than a rounding error, obtaining less than one percent of votes. (Read more from this story HERE)


McCain’s big purge

By Alex Isenstadt. Nearly a year ago, tea party agitators in Arizona managed to get John McCain censured by his own state party. Now, he’s getting his revenge.

As the longtime Republican senator lays the groundwork for a likely 2016 reelection bid, his political team is engaging in an aggressive and systematic campaign to reshape the state GOP apparatus by ridding it of conservative firebrands and replacing them with steadfast allies.

The ambitious effort — detailed to POLITICO by nearly a dozen McCain operatives, donors, and friends — has stretched from office buildings in Alexandria, Virginia, where strategists plotted and fundraisers collected cash for a super PAC, to Vietnamese-American communities across Arizona, where recruiters sought out supporters eager to help the incumbent defeat the tea party.

Team McCain’s goal? Unseat conservative activists who hold obscure, but influential, local party offices. (Read more from this story HERE)

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  • mikecnj

    Jeb Bush = Me staying home, period

    • Bill Meeker

      I’m with Mike on this one. Jeb Bush is a great guy. He was a great governor and his every intention is positive. But we don’t need a RINO as president at this point in our history. We need a true conservative to clean up the mess BO has made. If Jeb’s chosen, I’ll be staying home.

    • henryknox

      If it is to be a RINO then we may as well have Hillary. At least everyone will understand the destructive nature of Progressives

      • Kent2012

        so you think that we need 12 years, maybe 16 years of communist oppression from the WH….that coupled with boner and mcdoogler could crash the economy to a level that would make the climb out longer than 1930 to 1941…even worse if the government screws up as bad as they did then, just think another crash, and then another dustbowl…oh and the chinkees buying NYC and all of the national parks….and kenyan boyo’s sons enjoying running any city over 200,000..

        • speedle24

          True for sure.

    • Kent2012

      that is why the election results came in for the african pretender in 2008 and 2012….unfortunately many folks still think that they are “showing those fools” or “he is for —- so I will not vote”…kenyan boyo’s numbers fell by a significant amount in 2012, but the single issue voters or the voters that refused to understand how destructive this rag loving communist from africa is “stayed” at home….too bad that they did not vote…their numbers were greater than the differential in the election and we would have had a Republican in the WH….the democrapos win elections because the scum are all on the same page….vote clown always, never give up on big government candidates and parasite voter base…

      • mikecnj

        2 accept your “only 2 choices” meme
        is to be a quitter.

      • pineapple

        Many refused to vote for a Mormon, so we got a Muslim instead.

        • Kent2012

          Pineapple, do you think that the fools were misled into voting for kenyan boyo ?

          • pineapple

            Many were mislead, but many didn’t vote at all, because they didn’t want to vote for a Mormon.
            Republican turnout numbers were low.

          • Kent2012

            yes and that is why the communist inspired democrapos win…they all have the same message “take, take, take”….while Republicans have to deal with insignificant issues and then stay home and pout when their candidate does not make the “run off”…the scum at the democrapo convention insulted most all Real Americans with their ignorance and what happens? the african pretender is elected a second time…many fewer votes though….had the crybabies voted for the “Morman” we would probably have had a significant vote margin for the adults and it could have impacted the world events that are in “runaway mode” now due to the rag loving communist clown’s actions, not too mention his continued rape of the US economy….of course the folks voted in to go to DC and take care of the “interests” of the USA are too interested in taking care of their own…..

  • J. Jones

    Jeb will be the Republican nominee, but it would be more fun if the Canadian became the nominee.

    • ijohnc1

      You are out of bounds intimating Ted Cruz is a Canadian, if you knew anything about Canada and the USA ‘s law, a person and Senator Ted Cruz is a very good example may hold duel citizenship living and working in both countries.
      When you get out of mom’s basement, make sure you do not leave the yard without your helmet on.

      • sonny

        ijohn: you are part of the PROBLEM in this country.
        Obama is the other part along with Sharpton, Jackson,
        holder and a host of RINOS…like John McCain and John Boehner.

      • rhw39

        Very well said ijohnc1.

      • J. Jones

        So you’re thinking that Cruz is not a Canadian? He was born there and held Canadian citizenship until he renounced it this year. More importantly, when I mentioned “the Canadian,” you seem to know to whom I was referring. 😉

    • Linda

      I’d take a Canadian any day over a kenyan !

      • J. Jones

        Jeb is a Kenyan?

        • Linda

          Nope, talking about the kenyan in our WH

          • J. Jones

            Oh? Who?

        • pineapple

          No, Jeb is a RINO who is for non-stop illegals and

          “Commie core” in our schools.

          • J. Jones

            I think that Jeb will prove to be a real Republican. You can easily tell who the real Republicans are – they are the ones that control the Republican party.

  • Sonny Phillips

    I guess Sarah Palin was not in the poll…

    • sonny

      These people are too STUPID

    • sonny

      These people are too STUPID to put someone like Sarah Palin in the W/H. Sarah Palin would be GOOD for this country. She would make it respectable again.

      • Jane Goodwin

        Sonny…Sarah can’t win and it was a straw poll. People check the names of their choices. She was on the list…BUT She isn’t getting enough support to show up on the poll.

      • pineapple

        Like she did in Alaska.

    • Jane Goodwin

      She was. She just doesn’t have that much support any more.

    • mikecnj

      i love watching lib brains go splat
      when i mention her name

  • Prinz Eugen

    Guess McLiar is going to aid/abet the nation’s enemies until the citizens of his state get tied of the senile bumpkin and boot him. He carries a grudge against conservatives, but parties with his former commie tortuerers!

    • TruthWFree

      Based on McCain’s actions of reach across the aisle, I am beginning to wonder if he really was tortured in Vietnam but instead was a guy that reached across to the enemy. I read his book and thought highly of him but his actions make me wonder if his book story was true.

  • Samurai_Sam

    If any of these “moderate republicans” read RINO’s I am voting to not waste my time going to the polls. I’m sure that’s what the socialists on the left want to see, but I can’t abide socialism from either side.

  • Don

    Clinton v. Bush how boring.

  • fancycake

    although jeb bush is definitely not my pick, the rest of you are idiots are the reason obama got in, in the first place. by staying home, you will guarantee another leftie in the white house. go ahead and be stupid because you will totally pay for it like we are paying now with obama. hilary’s ideas are even more radical than obama’s. if you really want a conservative, get off your butts and make your ideas known. fight for it instead of complaining. haven’t seen anybody standing in front of the white house lately. it is our silence that is allowing the left to fundamentally change our country. conservatives are cowards basically. we run instead of fighting for our believes. there are more people pro our beliefs than against them, but it seems there are few leaders willing to stand up and when they do we do not back them. we join the crowd and make fun of them. think very hard about “staying home”. it solves nothing.

    • fatman45

      I’ve been holding my nose since 1988. So far, it’s not working out too well. I think that is the problem!

    • ArmyCombatVet

      Jeb Bush and Mena Arkansas is all you need to know besides his pro-illegal alien amnesty stance. Enough Bushes already, we need another Reagan!

      • pineapple

        Not to mention his approval of “commie core” for our schools.

    • Jane Goodwin

      Fancycake (Interesting name there)….
      Excuse me? So you are the final word here? Jeb is not YOUR pick… And the rest of WHO? idiots? Generalizing is your style, I guess.

    • rhw39

      fancycake, you are so very right, idiots did stay home, and sure enough, Obuma, the fool.

    • ijohnc1

      Speak for yourself fruit cake, most of us on this blog site are conservative oriented, I myself will work to get anybody with real conservative values elected, we have had enough with RINO’s like McCain, Graham, and the rest of the GOP selections.
      We also have learned to deal with those that talk the talk but don’t walk the walk.
      I will not contribute to the RNC, GOP selections nor the Republican committee, as we know we cannot waste money on these folks on a fools errand, we choose to help those that are actually conservatives who love this country and the constitution that guides it, so another four years of the communist from the democratic party will gives us enough time to get a super majority in congress and over ride the power of the chump in the whitehouses pen.
      So staying home, or not voting for the GOP’s choice vs the establishment candidate really will not effect the conservatives as much as those that support those laggards’.

  • liberty49

    True Republican patriots, not RINOs, will LOVE THESE STRAW POLL RESULTS. RINOs step aside or get trampled!

  • gracentruth

    Replay of 2012???? Isaiah 9:10. Peace,

  • Jane Goodwin

    Very good news and no surprise either. We knew that Jeb didn’t have a chance. And as for as John McCain? Really, is he kidding? Of course the Libs want someone that will either lose or that they can control if they win. But We the People have other plans. And they worked very well in November. Then well over 400,000 letters were sent to John (the spineless Speaker of the House) this week asking him to step down, I think we showed that we are serious.

  • Linda

    I love you Ted Cruz ! Trey Gowdy would be a Great VP !!

  • v steve

    What do these elected people have in common, obama, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, they are all liars and want to pick and choose which laws they want to support and enforce.

    What do these elected people have in common, obama, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, they do not qualify to be President, all of them are not Constitutionally eligible to be President. Article II, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution, says, “No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President…

    The Republican establishment is running from the Cruz eligibility question just as it’s run from the Marco Rubio and Barack Obama eligibility questions.

    BARACK OBAMA, Obama’s fake birth certificate proves his ineligibility to hold the office, for if the elder Barack Obama from Kenya, East Africa is Obama II’s father, he was not then and never was a U.S. citizen. Hence, Obama is not a child “of citizens of the United States.” Obama`s allegiance and alliance lies with Africa.

    TED CRUZ, born in Canada to a mother who was an American citizen but a father who was a Cuban citizen. His father did not become a naturalized American citizen until 2005. So as the son of only one U.S. citizen and as one born outside the United States, Cruz is not Constitutionally eligible to serve as President. Cruz`s allegiance and alliance lies with Canada.

    MARCO RUBIO, Marco Rubio’s parents came to America from Cuba sometime between 1956 and 1959 and became naturalized U.S. citizens in 1975. Rubio was born May 28, 1971. This fact makes him a U.S. citizen, but it does not make him a natural born citizen according to the definition intended by the founders.
    Rubio’s parents were not citizens at the time of Rubio’s birth, so Rubio can’t be President. Rubio`s allegiance and alliance lies with Cuba.

    RAND PAUL, Senator Rand Paul said: “You won’t find me questioning his eligibility. I decided a long time ago I wasn’t going to be a birther for Democrats. I’m not a birther for Republicans.” The rule of law doesn’t matter to the establishment.

    The U.S. Supreme Court in Minor v. Happerstat clearly defined a “natural born citizen” as a child “born in a country of parents who were its citizens.” It differentiated “natives or natural born citizens” from “aliens or foreigners.”

    Constitution doesn’t define who is a natural-born citizen. And those are the only people eligible to run for president. The Supreme Court has never ruled on this issue.” Except that it has in Minor V. Happerstat.

    How can a child be a natural born citizen if the parents are not natural born citizens their self.

    Protect the Constitution and Bill of Rights at all cost with your Lives, your Fortunes, and your sacred Honor.

    It is time to force the elected representatives to serve the population, instead of serving the Financiers.

    The ends justifies the means.

  • wandamurline

    I am sick of the Clintons, Bushes and Obamas….it is time to clean the clock and have someone new with new ideas instead of the same old spend and have fun politics that has been in effect since Jimmy Carter. Clinton says he balanced the budget….no, he didn’t….I could balance my budget if I did not have to count my liabilities….that is what Clinton did….he didn’t count the debts America owed… I call that cooking the books.

    • pineapple

      Republicans took control of the Congress and held Clinton’s feet to the fire, and would not approve his reckless spending programs. He got mad and shut down the government.

  • Darwin Doll

    A conservative yes, a McCain and establishment. No.

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  • Dempsey Coleman

    Most Polls that have Sara Palin on them She wins Handedly.
    It usually takes Polls With Out Her Name on it for ANY OTHER PERSON TO WIN. So Was this an All Inclusive POLL???

  • NoU4EN

    For all you who like the outcome of this straw poll with the RINOs at the bottom of the heap … if you want this to happen, you will need to help our candidate out financially. The cards have already been played and Bush is going to receive the lion’s share of all the big bankrollers and unless we coalesce around and fund our own candidate, Bush will be shoved down our throats.

  • ComDog66

    Just the thought of a RINO on top makes me gasp for air…. lololol

  • Carol

    Ted Cruz and Paul are more realistic results of a poll then Chris Cristy. I would stay home too.

  • Carol

    Ted Cruz and Paul are more realistic results of a poll then Chris Cristy. I would stay home too.