Reader Poll: For Whom Would You Vote for President in 2016?

white-house-north-2007-djThere’s no getting around it, we’ve reached the dog days of summer and while there is plenty of exciting political activity lying ahead, for now the political currents have come to a notable (if temporary) pause.

Given this reality, we thought it would be fun to venture into everyone’s favorite political parlor game: speculating about the next presidential election. So for this week’s poll we’re asking you, our dear readers, who your preferred prospective 2016 candidate is.

Of course, we must start with Hillary Clinton. While the former Secretary of State says she hasn’t made a decision, she has a large lead and therefore is widely expected to run.

Also on the Democratic side Vice President Joe Biden has made some noise that he may be interested in jumping into the race. Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren has repeatedly denied interest but should Hillary not run, the progressive populist could reconsider.

Meanwhile, on the Republican side, despite his bridge troubles, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie still seems intent on making a go of it. Rep. Paul Ryan, the GOP’s 2012 VP nominee, is also brandishing his credentials with a new series of policy proposals. Finally, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul has been expected to carry his father’s mantle of presidential runs since he was first elected four years ago.

Those are just a few of a cavalcade of potential candidates but we want to hear from you. At this moment, who is your preferred presidential candidate?

Who is your preferred 2016 presidential candidate?


  • Hillary Clinton (33%)
  • Someone else (18%)
  • Elizabeth Warren (17%)
  • Chris Christie (13%)
  • Rand Paul (9%)
  • Joe Biden (6%)
  • Paul Ryan (4%)

Total Voters: 1,002

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13 Responses

  1. What if an average citizen became president? After all, we’ve seen the messes presidents from both parties have made. We talk about historical firsts such as the first black president and the first woman president but what if we actually elected an average citizen to be our next president? Someone who understands what it is like to live an average life.

    It does NOT require that you have lots of money or have been part of the political class for years and years. So why do we keep electing people who are so UNLIKE us?

    WRITE-IN RODERICK 2016 – http://rodericke.com

  2. Rand Paul is the only one with broad appeal to young people, minorities, etc; and he’s a Republican.
    The Debt, Foreign Affairs, Drug Policy, Prison Reform, etc. will be addressed with long needed changes and he stands the best change of actually following his oath of office and restoring faith in the executive branch without abusing it’s power.

  3. Scott Walker, the only Governor to not only survive a recall but end up with more votes than he did in his original election! In other words, he has broad appeal without sacrificing Americanist principles!

  4. Didn’t perry lose his thought because he was refocused on chewing bubble gum during a Presidential debate? You can probably dtill view it on utube

  5. The way the Republicans are whining, I don’t see a Republican winning back the White House in 2016.

  6. Can we get some non-politicians to run? None of these candidates are good, and nothing will change with any of them.

  7. Where’s Ted Cruz and Rick Perry?? They are both running. And Rubio? Those are the only three that can win a Republican nomination.

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