Who will win the GOP nomination?

Posted by: mystery_man43

Out of all the GOP candidates, who will win the nomination? List: https://www.gop.com/presidential-straw-poll/

Poll closed on 8/30/2015 at 12:00AM.
17 Total Votes

Jeb Bush

John Ellis "Jeb" Bush served as the 43rd Governor of Florida from 1999 to 2007. He is the second son of former President George H. W. Bush and former First Lady Barbara Bush, and is the younger brother of former President George W. Bush. Jeb Bush is...  the only Republican to serve two full four-year terms as Governor of Florida.Bush grew up in Houston, Texas. He attended the University of Texas, where he earned a degree in Latin American affairs. Following his father's successful run for Vice President in 1980, he moved to Florida. In 1986, Bush was named Florida's Secretary of Commerce, a position he held until resigning in 1988 to help his father's successful campaign for the Presidency.In 1994, Bush made his first run for office, narrowly losing the election for governor by less than two percentage points to the incumbent Lawton Chiles. Bush ran again in 1998 and beat Lieutenant Governor Buddy MacKay with 55 percent of the vote. He ran for reelection in 2002, and won with 56 percent, to become Florida's first two-term Republican Governor   more
5 votes

Rand Paul

Randal Howard "Rand" Paul is an American politician and a former ophthalmologist who serves as the junior United States Senator for Kentucky, in office since 2011. He is a member of the Republican Party and the son of former U.S. Representative and ... presidential candidate Ron Paul of Texas.A graduate of the Duke University School of Medicine, Paul began practicing ophthalmology in Bowling Green, Kentucky in 1993 and established his own clinic in December 2007. He became active in politics and founded Kentucky Taxpayers United in 1994, of which he is still chairman. He first received national attention in 2008 when making political speeches on behalf of his father, who was campaigning for the Republican Party's nomination for president. In 2010, Paul ran for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Senator Jim Bunning of Kentucky, defeating Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson in the Republican primary. He subsequently defeated the Democratic nominee, Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway, in the general election   more
5 votes

Donald Trump

The United States presidential election of 2016 will be the 58th quadrennial U.S. presidential election and is scheduled for Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Voters in the election will select presidential electors, who in turn will elect the President an... d the Vice President of the United States. The incumbent president, Barack Obama, is ineligible to be elected to a third term due to term limits in the Twenty-second Amendment to the United States Constitution   more
4 votes
1 comment

Ben Carson

Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., M.D. Has been a director of the Company since May 1999. He is the Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Carson is also a director of Kellogg Company.
1 vote

Rick Santorum

Richard John "Rick" Santorum is an American attorney and Republican Party politician. He served as a United States Senator representing Pennsylvania and was the Senate's third-ranking Republican. He ran as a candidate for the 2012 Republican Party p... residential nomination, finishing second to the eventual Republican nominee Mitt Romney.Born in Virginia, Santorum was raised primarily in Butler, Pennsylvania. He obtained an undergraduate degree from Pennsylvania State University, an M.B.A. From the University of Pittsburgh, and a J.D. From the Dickinson School of Law. Santorum worked as an attorney at Kirkpatrick & Lockhart, where he met Karen Garver. They married in 1990, and have seven living children. Santorum was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives to represent Pennsylvania's 18th congressional district in 1990 and later became a member of a group dubbed the "Gang of Seven".Santorum was elected as a United States Senator for Pennsylvania in 1994. He served two terms until losing his re-election bid in 2006. A devout, practicing Catholic, Santorum is a social conservative who opposes same-sex marriage and artificial birth control   more
1 vote

Scott Walker

Scott Kevin Walker is an American Republican legislator and politician who is the 45th Governor of Wisconsin. He was first elected Governor in 2010 and was sworn in on January 3, 2011. Walker was re-elected to a second term on November 4, 2014.Born ... in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Walker attended Marquette University in Milwaukee but did not graduate. He started his career working for IBM before gaining a marketing job with the American Red Cross. At age 22, Walker lost a run for the Wisconsin State Assembly in a Milwaukee district in 1990, which is the only competitive election, which Walker has lost in his career to date. He won his next bid for the Assembly after moving to a more conservative district in Wauwatosa, and served four more terms in the Assembly. In 2002, after the resignation of Tom Ament as Executive of Milwaukee County, Walker won in a special election to fill the seat, winning the first of three terms serving as County Executive in Milwaukee County from 2002 to 2010.In his first run for Governor in 2006 he dropped out before the Republican primaries. Walker again ran for the governorship in 2010, winning in a three-person race in the Republican primary   more
1 vote

Marco Rubio

Marco Antonio Rubio is the junior United States Senator from Florida, serving since January 2011. A member of the Republican Party, he previously served as Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives.A Cuban American native of Miami, Florida, Ru... bio is a graduate of the University of Florida and the University of Miami Law School. In the late 1990s, he served as a City Commissioner for West Miami and was elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2000, representing the 111th House district. He was elected Speaker in November 2006.Rubio announced a run for U.S. Senate in May 2009 after incumbent Republican Mel Martinez resigned. Initially trailing by double-digits against the incumbent Republican Governor Charlie Crist, Rubio eventually surpassed him in polling for the Republican nomination. Rubio won the Republican nomination after Crist opted instead to run with no party affiliation. In a three-way split against Crist and Democratic candidate Kendrick Meek, Rubio won the general election in November 2010 with 48.9 percent of the vote. He is one of three Latinos in the Senate   more
0 votes

Chris Christie

Christopher James "Chris" Christie is the 55th Governor of New Jersey and a leading member of the Republican Party.Born in Newark, Christie became interested in politics at an early age, and volunteered for the gubernatorial campaign of Republican T... om Kean in 1977. A 1984 graduate of the University of Delaware, he earned a J.D. At Seton Hall University School of Law. Christie joined a Cranford law firm in 1987, where he became a partner in 1993, and continued practicing until 2002. He was elected as a county legislator in Morris County, serving from 1995 to 1998, during which time he generally pushed for lower taxes and lower spending. By 2002, Christie had campaigned for Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush; the latter appointed him as United States Attorney for New Jersey, a position he held from 2002 to 2008. In that position, he emphasized prosecutions of political corruption, and also obtained convictions for sexual slavery, arms trafficking, racketeering by gangs, as well as other federal crimes.In January 2009, Christie declared his candidacy for Governor of New Jersey   more
0 votes

Mark Everson

The United States presidential election of 2016 will be the 58th quadrennial U.S. presidential election and is scheduled for Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Voters in the election will select presidential electors, who in turn will elect the President an... d the Vice President of the United States. The incumbent president, Barack Obama, is ineligible to be elected to a third term due to term limits in the Twenty-second Amendment to the United States Constitution   more
0 votes

Jim Gilmore

James Stuart "Jim" Gilmore III is an American politician who was the 68th Governor of Virginia from 1998 to 2002. He is a member of the Republican Party.A native Virginian, Gilmore received a Bachelor's of Arts and a Juris Doctor from the University...  of Virginia, and then served in the U.S. Army as a counterintelligence agent. He later was elected to public office as a county prosecutor, as the Attorney General of Virginia, and as Governor of Virginia   more
0 votes

Rick Perry

James Richard "Rick" Perry (born March 4, 1950) is the 47th and current Governor of Texas. A Republican, Perry was elected Lieutenant Governor of Texas in 1998 and assumed the governorship in December 2000 when then-governor George W. Bush resigned ... to become President of the United States. Perry was elected to full gubernatorial terms in 2002, 2006 and 2010. With a tenure in office to date of 10 years, 289 days, Perry is the longest continuously serving current U.S. governor, and the second longest serving current U.S. governor after Terry Branstad of Iowa.Perry served as Chairman of the Republican Governors Association in 2008 (succeeding Sonny Perdue of Georgia) and again in 2011. Perry is the longest serving governor in Texas state history. As a result, he is the only governor in modern Texas history to have appointed at least one person to every eligible state office, board, or commission position (as well as to several elected offices to which the governor can appoint someone to fill an unexpired term, such as six of the nine current members of the Texas Supreme Court).Perry won the Texas 2010 Republican gubernatorial primary election, defeating U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison and former Wharton County Republican Party Chairwoman and businesswoman Debra Medina. In the 2010 Texas gubernatorial election, Perry won a third term by defeating former Houston mayor Bill White and Kathie Glass. On August 13, 2011, Perry announced in South Carolina that he was running for the Republican nomination for President of the United States in the 2012 presidential election. Political observers and public opinion polls place him as a front-runner in the race   more
0 votes

Lindsey Graham

Lindsay Graham appeared in the 2011 film War on Terror.
0 votes

Bobby Jindal

Piyush "Bobby" Jindal is an American politician who is the 55th and current Governor of Louisiana and the Vice Chairman of the Republican Governors Association.Jindal was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to immigrants from India. Prior to entering po... litics, Jindal studied for a Bachelor of Science in biology and public policy at Brown University from 1988 to 1991 and then a Master of Letters in political science from New College, Oxford, as a Rhodes Scholar. He worked for McKinsey & Company and interned for Representative Jim McCrery of Louisiana. In 1996, Governor Murphy Foster appointed Jindal Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, and in 1999 he was appointed President of the University of Louisiana System. In 2001, Jindal was appointed as the principal adviser to Tommy Thompson, the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services by President George W. Bush.He first ran for governor in 2003 and won a plurality in the nonpartisan blanket primary but lost in the general election to Democrat Kathleen Blanco. He then won a seat in the United States House of Representatives in the 2004 elections   more
0 votes

John Kasich

John Richard Kasich is the 69th Governor of Ohio, in office since 2011. A member of the Republican Party, he previously served as a member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Ohio's 12th congressional district from 1983 to 20... 01. He was a commentator on Fox News Channel, hosting Heartland with John Kasich; he also worked as an investment banker, as managing director of Lehman Brothers's Columbus, Ohio office until the firm collapsed in 2008.In the 2010 Ohio gubernatorial election, Kasich defeated Democratic incumbent Ted Strickland, 49% to 47%. He won re-election in 2014, defeating Democrat Ed FitzGerald, the County Executive of Cuyahoga County, 64% to 33%   more
0 votes

Peter King

Peter Thomas King is the U.S. Representative for New York's 2nd congressional district. He is a member of the Republican Party and represents the central Long Island district that includes parts of Nassau and Suffolk counties.King formerly served as...  the Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, where he drew attention in early 2011 for holding hearings on the extent of radicalization of American Muslims . He also sits on the Financial Services Committee and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. He stepped down as Homeland Security Chairman because of self-imposed Republican term limits. He remains a member of the committee   more
0 votes

George Pataki

George Elmer Pataki is an American politician who was the 53rd Governor of New York. A member of the Republican Party, Pataki served three consecutive four-year terms from January 1, 1995, until December 31, 2006.
0 votes

Mike Huckabee

Michael Dale "Mike" Huckabee is an American politician who served as the 44th Governor of Arkansas. He was a candidate in the 2008 United States Republican presidential primaries, winning the 2008 Iowa Republican caucuses and finishing second in del... egate count and third in both popular vote and number of states won.Huckabee currently hosts the eponymous Fox News Channel talk show Huckabee. From April 2012 through December 2013, he hosted a daily radio program, The Mike Huckabee Show, on weekday afternoons for Cumulus Media Networks.Huckabee is the author of several best-selling books, an ordained Southern Baptist minister, musician and a public speaker. He is also an ABC Radio political commentator   more
0 votes

Ted Cruz

Rafael Edward "Ted" Cruz is the junior United States Senator from Texas. Elected in 2012, he is the first Cuban American or Latino to hold the office of US Senator from Texas. Cruz is a member of the Republican Party. He served as Solicitor General ... of Texas from 2003 to May 2008, after being appointed by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott. Between 1999 and 2003, Cruz served as the director of the Office of Policy Planning at the Federal Trade Commission, an Associate Deputy Attorney General at the United States Department of Justice, and as Domestic Policy Advisor to U.S. President George W. Bush on the 2000 Bush-Cheney campaign. Cruz was also an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Texas School of Law in Austin, where he taught U.S. Supreme Court litigation, from 2004 to 2009.Cruz was the Republican nominee for the Senate seat vacated by fellow Republican Kay Bailey Hutchison. On July 31, 2012, he defeated Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst in the Republican primary runoff, 57–43. Cruz defeated the Democrat, former state Representative Paul Sadler, in the general election held on November 6, 2012; he prevailed with 56–41 over Sadler   more
0 votes

Carly Fiorina

Carly Fiorina is an American former business executive and was the Republican nominee for the United States Senate from California in 2010. Fiorina served as chief executive officer of Hewlett-Packard from 1999 to 2005 and previously was an executiv... e at AT&T and its equipment and technology spinoff, Lucent.Fiorina was considered one of the most powerful women in business during her tenure at Lucent and Hewlett-Packard. While she was chief executive at HP, the company weathered the collapse of the dot-com bubble, although the stock lost half of its value throughout her tenure. In 2002, the company completed a contentious merger with rival computer company Compaq, which made HP the world's largest personal computer manufacturer. In 2005, Fiorina was forced to resign as chief executive officer and chairman of HP following "differences [with the board of directors] about how to execute HP's strategy."Fiorina served as an advisor to Republican John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign. She was the Republican nominee for the United States Senate from California in 2010, losing to incumbent Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer. She is actively considering running for President in 2016   more
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PetersSmith says2015-07-20T15:11:09.6137612-05:00
You forgot Trump 2016.
TBR says2015-07-20T15:16:06.5954747-05:00
Huckabee has NO reasonable path. Christie is not strong. Cruz... Well what about it. After the clown car thins-out a bit, you will be left with Jeb.
mystery_man43 says2015-07-20T15:18:02.7351090-05:00
@PetersSmith I'm currently adding more.
TBR says2015-07-20T15:49:24.9255344-05:00
I think you may have them all now. Is there anything more telling about the fractious state of the GOP then the LARGEST primary field ever? Though the last clown car was stuffed, this time around they MAY break the all time record. Going to need a special debate stage at this point.
mystery_man43 says2015-07-20T15:52:04.2391996-05:00
ATTENTION: Just to be clear, this poll is about who you think WILL WIN not who you would vote for if they had won their party's nomination.
TBR says2015-07-20T16:01:19.4704974-05:00
Here is why Paul is toast now. With ISIS, Russia issues, Iran, the GOP base is going BACK to a hawkish footing. His best chance for standing out was on the non-interventionist front, that is now gone from the primary voters.
triangle.128k says2015-07-20T16:04:36.8016783-05:00
@TBR But Rand Paul has different views from many other GOP candidates.
TBR says2015-07-20T16:06:17.3712131-05:00
@triangle.128k - I don't disagree. I am answering the question. "who will win the GOP ...".
triangle.128k says2015-07-20T16:08:55.5746776-05:00
Doesn't jeb bush support many policies of his father?
TBR says2015-07-20T16:12:46.3610776-05:00
@triangle.128k - Again, the question at hand is, who will, not who do you want. I would have feared a Paul, or Christie, but they are both not a worry for me anymore. Jeb, sad as it sounds, is the most likely right now. I would put money on it today.
mystery_man43 says2015-07-20T16:16:18.5366776-05:00
@TBR I have a question. How likely do you think a "Jeb vs. Hillary" will be?
triangle.128k says2015-07-20T16:16:21.3758776-05:00
Well we may never truly know how much support each candidate has until the actual elections. Rand Paul also doesn't seem to be doing that bad. He also speaks of liberty and personal rights, which would definitely attract s lot of voters.
TBR says2015-07-20T16:21:03.7349226-05:00
Well, the fact is, he is NOT doing well in early polling. My read, as I stated above, is the hawks are back in the GOP. He may have a surge, but I find it impossible for him to pull off the nomination.
TBR says2015-07-20T16:22:23.6719653-05:00
@mystery_man43 - Up until VERY recently, I would have put down solid chances for that. Sanders is looking better than I could ever hoped. The problem for Sanders at this point is money and time. I don't know that he has enough of either.
TBR says2015-07-20T16:24:52.4643235-05:00
1) Jeb. 2) Walker. 3) Through a dart. On the other side ,as a percentage chance, 65% Hillery 35% Sanders.
mystery_man43 says2015-07-20T16:32:39.9629216-05:00
@TBR I think the likelihood of a "Jeb vs. Sanders" is pretty low, starting with the fact that millennial voters are "ready for Hillary". I'm almost positive it's going to be a "Jeb vs. Hillary". I'm not going to bet money on it though. X-D
TBR says2015-07-20T16:38:11.9119081-05:00
Sanders would need some early wins, and I am afraid that is going to be tough.
mystery_man43 says2015-07-20T16:40:08.5673524-05:00
@TBR Sanders is a socialist. I pray he doesn't get those "early wins".
TBR says2015-07-20T16:41:08.6825823-05:00
@mystery_man43 - Sanders is a socialist, and I sure hope he does win the nomination.
mystery_man43 says2015-07-20T16:42:42.3449113-05:00
@TBR In fact, OnTheIssues ranks him as far left as the Green Party candidate, Jill Stein. Bernie Sanders' profile: http://www.ontheissues.org/Bernie_Sanders.htm Jill Stein's profile: http://www.ontheissues.org/Jill_Stein.htm
TBR says2015-07-20T16:43:26.2647563-05:00
Sounds great to me!
mystery_man43 says2015-07-20T16:50:22.0797580-05:00
@TBR Well, it's a good thing that only 31% of Americans react positively to the word socialism.
mystery_man43 says2015-07-20T16:54:01.2052302-05:00
@TBR Sounds very bad to me and America.
TBR says2015-07-20T16:54:49.0796951-05:00
That's a big part of Sanders time problem. He has to educate the entire population on the subtleties of different types of socialism. Frankly, it is something the right has taken the last 8 years to demonize properly, it will take longer to undo.
mystery_man43 says2015-07-20T16:59:25.9736071-05:00
@TBR The definition of socialism: "a way of organizing a society in which major industries are owned and controlled by the government rather than by individual people and companies" - Merriam-Webster Do you think that sounds good for America?
mystery_man43 says2015-07-20T17:00:19.4975502-05:00
"He has to educate the entire population on the subtleties of different types of socialism." That's completely irrelevant, all "forms" socialism have common ground.
mystery_man43 says2015-07-20T17:02:13.0350780-05:00
I meant to type of in between forms and socialism.
TBR says2015-07-20T17:04:49.4727086-05:00
Mystery_man43 - Sanders is a Democratic Socialist. You may want to ignore the distinction, but it is there. Further, models for socialism around the world look nothing like that. Look at Norway, Demark, Finland. You get the point.
TBR says2015-07-20T17:06:19.2351086-05:00
@mystery_man43 - But, to be more blunt in answering your question, yea, I do think a more socialist government is "good for America"
mystery_man43 says2015-07-20T17:09:01.1163086-05:00
@TBR Did you even read where I said "all forms of socialism have common ground"? There's a reason why "Democratic Socialism" has "Socialism" in it's name. There's also a reason why Merriam-Webster defines the word "socialism" like that.
TBR says2015-07-20T17:09:31.1774537-05:00
@mystery_man43 - I was posting as you posted those.
TBR says2015-07-20T17:27:54.3651975-05:00
Scratch - I will take all bets that Trump™ is kicked to the curb well before the convention.
Scratch says2015-07-20T17:52:34.3930166-05:00
TBR I wouldn't doubt it; But he still DOMINATES the polls!
TBR says2015-07-20T17:55:41.5457859-05:00
@Scratch - There are meetings happening tonight with GOP heavyweights with bold agenda headlines "What to do about the Trump disaster". Anyway, want to take a bet? Literally anything. I don't think its possible for me to loose. Ask Varrack, I will eat a bug.
58539672 says2015-07-20T18:18:56.9119199-05:00
Dont base your choose on the polls. They are not as accurate a representation of the results of an election as people think.

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