According to our polls, Ben Carson was the winner of the Thursday night GOP debate that included Trump, Rubio, Kasich, Bush and others. The poll, seen below, shows Carson beating Trump by roughly 5%. You can view all of our previous polls here.
While there was no clear winner during last night’s Republican debate, one interesting episode was the clash between New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) and Senator Rand Paul (R-KY). This is not the first time Christie attacked Paul on his push for eliminating the NSA’s bulk data collection program that
The following is an up-to-date list of relevant Republican candidates have declared for the 2016 presidential election. We have also noted candidates who have set up an exploratory committee as well as noteworthy people who are not running. It’s a crowded field with 17 total declared candidates at the moment. Updated August
Jeb Bush has not yet announced his candidacy, but he has formed an exploratory committee and is assessing his viability for 2016.
Chris Christie is noted for being often abrasive and unapologetic in his statements, which could cost him in the race.
A Romney run in 2016 would be difficult. He would be plagued by the lingering impression many Americans hold of him as a disingenuous flip-flopper, a politician who goes whichever way the wind blows to win votes.
Republicans should take note of a potentially dangerous influence within their party, with an innocuous-sounding yet simultaneously – thanks to the blessings of history – menacing name: The Tea Party.
Obviously there are other possibilities, and some people may disagree that these are the most likely to get the nod (or even to run at all), but I’m confident in the logic of my choices.
Much has been written about the Republican Party’s demographic crisis, and how it could doom its chances in 2016.
Rick Perry had a semi-memorable run in the 2012. Let’s take a look at what he has going for him in 2016.