Fresh off his solid CPAC straw poll victory, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul has just been awarded the top spot in another Republican primary straw poll. Report from WPA Research:
WPA Opinion Research announced today that Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has won this weekend’s Northeast Republican Leadership Presidential Survey capturing almost 15% of the vote.
“What this survey tells is that is that no one candidate has really separated themselves from the potential field in 2016,” said Ryan Steusloff Vice President of WPA Opinion Research. “At this point, the nomination is completely up-for-grabs and of the would-be contenders, no one can be ruled out just yet.”
The full results:
1. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) – 15%
2. Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) – 13%
3. Dr. Ben Carson – 11%
3. Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) – 11%
3. Fmr. Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) – 11%
6. Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA) – 9%
7. Fmr. Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL) – 8%
8. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) – 4%
9. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) – 3%
10. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) – 3%
10. Fmr. Amb. John Bolton – 3%
Christie was right on his heels for this one as were a handful of others. I think this indicates that Republicans, in general, are still more split on their opinion than, perhaps, conservative activists at CPAC.