Saturday, February 28, 2015
Rand Paul Wins CPAC Presidential Straw Poll Again
Sen. Rand Paul was the choice of about 3,000 conservative activists in attendance at this year's Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington. He led the field in a straw poll of potential candidates for the 2016 presidential nomination with 25.7% followed by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who polled a close second at 21.4%. Sen. Ted Cruz was a distant third with 11.5%. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush got edged out by political novice Ben Carson for fourth place. Carson had 11.4% to Bush's 8.3%. All other potential candidates, including Chris Christie, Marco Rubio and Mike Pence polled less than 5% of the vote.