Drudge Report Readers Choose Ted Cruz, Rand Paul in 2016 Presidential Poll


Drudge Report readers in a recent poll were asked which Republican presidential candidate they would pick for 2016.

Rand Paul ended on top of the poll with 30.91 percent of the vote (72,277 votes), followed by Ted Cruz with 28.33 percent.

The other candidates were pretty far behind. Jeb Bush was next with 6.30 percent.

After him was Sarah Palin (5.24 percent); Chris Christie (4.87 percent); Rick Perry (4.33 percent); and Mike Huckabee (3.73 percent). 

Bobby Jindal, Paul Ryan, Rick Santorum, and Donald Trump were also choices in the poll, in which over 230,00 votes were cast. 

Other recent polls include a straw poll at the recent Conservative Political Action Conference, which also saw Paul on top with 31 percent of the vote and Cruz in second with 11 percent; and a straw poll of conservatives by the founder of ConservativeHQ.com which saw Paul on top with 29 percent and Cruz in second with 17 percent.

Christie, the current governor or New Jersey, got in third in both of those polls.

Category: US Politics


  • Mike W

    What could be better than a Rand Paul / Ted Cruz ticket ? That could be even more hilarious than McCain / Palin

    • Gin1234

      I’m amazed that Palin is still in the running, as absolutely ridiculous as she is viewed by the majority of the country. The republicans live in a bubble which they never leave to take a look at the real world.

  • Gin1234

    By all means vote in Paul and Cruz. Keep them together on the clown ticket in whichever order suits you. Republicans need to get some insight into themselves, and recognize what fools they are offering this country. I personally am insulted at what they think is acceptable to the people.

    • MPPB

      Offering a fool ? This from an Obama supporter?

  • AskandTell

    Unfortunately for Drudge readers, the GOP elite with the money could care less what they think. They will only endorse a friendly big business candidate like Jeb Bush or Mitt Romney.


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