2016 Presidential Election

items pertaining to the 2016 Presidential Election

Is Indiana Governor Mike Pence The Conservative Choice For Vice President?

It looks like Donald Trump has made his choice for Vice President: Indiana's Governor Mike Pence.

Is the Governor Pence the candidate who can cement the winning populist – conservative coalition for Donald Trump?

In view of his betrayal of conservative principles on Indiana's RFRA and ending Common Core many conservatives, including CHQ Chairman Richard Viguerie, have expressed reservations about Governor Pence. Click here to read Mr. Viguerie's column on Governor Pence. 

Please tell us what you think; does Governor Pence satisfy your expectations for a running mate for Donald Trump?

Newt Gingrich (write-in)
43% (17 votes)
Indiana Governor Mike Pence
40% (16 votes)
Saran Palin (write-in)
8% (3 votes)
Rick Santorum (write-in)
8% (3 votes)
Total voters: 40

CHQ 2016 GOP Vice Presidential Straw Poll Final Pre Convention Choices

The choice Donald Trump makes for Vice President will make – or break – the deal he needs to conclude with conservatives to cement a winning populist – conservative coalition.

However, beyond saying he "wants a vice president who knows Washington, is able to deal with the Congress and could be viewed as somebody who could be president" Trump has given little indication who he might select as his running mate. What conservative do you think best fits the job description given for Vice President on a Trump ticket? CHQ readers have narrowed the field, now you decide?

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CHQ 2016 GOP Vice Presidential Straw Poll Top Choices

The choice Donald Trump makes for Vice President will make – or break – the deal he needs to conclude with conservatives to cement a winning populist – conservative coalition.

However, beyond saying he "wants a vice president who knows Washington, is able to deal with the Congress and could be viewed as somebody who could be president" Trump has given little indication who he might select as his running mate. What conservative do you think best fits the job description given for Vice President on a Trump ticket? CHQ readers have narrowed the field, now you decide?

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CHQ 2016 GOP Vice Presidential Straw Poll

The choice Donald Trump makes for Vice President will make – or break – the deal he needs to conclude with conservatives to cement a winning populist – conservative coalition.

However, beyond saying he "wants a vice president who knows Washington, is able to deal with the Congress and could be viewed as somebody who could be president" Trump has given little indication who he might select as his running mate. What conservative do you think best fits the job description given for Vice President on a Trump ticket? Is there a conservative dark horse you want to write in?

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CHQ 2016 GOP Presidential Straw Poll - #NeverHillary or #NeverTrump

Donald Trump is all but certain to be the Republican nominee for President. However, after a series statements causing confusion about where he stands on key elements of the conservative agenda, many conservatives continue to question whether or not they can support Donald Trump for President. Where do you stand on Donald Trump as the Republican candidate for President? Are you #NeverHillary or #NeverTrump?  

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CHQ 2016 GOP Presidential Straw Poll - #NeverHillary or #NeverTrump

Ted Cruz's announcement that he is suspending his campaign after his loss in Indiana means Donald Trump will likely hit 1,237 delegates before the Republican National Convention, making him the presumptive Republican nominee. Where do you stand on Donald Trump as the Republican candidate for President? Are you #NeverHillary or #NeverTrump?  

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CHQ 2016 GOP Presidential Straw Poll - Does The Carly Factor Change Your Mind?

Did Ted Cruz's announcement that Carly Fiorina would be his running mate change the dynamics of the remaining Republican primaries? Will it help Cruz get to the magic number of 1,237 delegates? While you may change your mind later, tell us who you'd currently like to see as the GOP nominee.  

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This Week's CHQ 2016 GOP Presidential Straw Poll - Have You Voted?

Did Donald Trump's remarks about changing the pro-life plank of the Republican Platform take away his air of inevitability? Do you agree with Trump? While you may change your mind later, tell us who you'd currently like to see as the GOP nominee.  

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Have You Voted Yet? This Week's CHQ 2016 GOP Presidential Straw Poll

After his big win in Colorado's GOP Convention Ted Cruz is gaining on Donald Trump. While you may change your mind later, tell us who you'd currently like to see as the GOP nominee. 

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Bush and Clinton: The Fading Dynasty Candidates

Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush are fading in the polls because the momentum in this election has shifted away from rule by the political class and toward a populist majority that rejects government by a deceitful and avaricious self-selected elite. The question the election of 2016 will settle is whether the voters will choose populism on the right or populism on the left to replace the fading dynasties.

It's Down to Three! CHQ 2016 GOP Presidential Straw Poll

It's down to three! While you may change your mind later, tell us who you'd currently like to see as the GOP nominee. 

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ConservativeHQ.com's GOP Presidential Straw Poll is available exclusively to registered CHQ members. To register, click here. If you are already a member, please log-in by clicking here. You may vote once a month by clicking on the button next to ONE candidate's name at the bottom of this (don't click on the photos).
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What's the Reason for GOP Down-Ticket Dominance?

David Byler, Real Clear Politics

If you’ve been keeping up with the wonky world of elections analysis, you’ve probably heard/read someone summarize the current balance of power in this (or a similar) way: Republicans have a gerrymandered “lock” on a House majority and a small-state advantage in the Senate, while Democrats, because of demographic change, have a big advantage in the 2016 presidential election. The alternative (but not incompatible) narrative is that Republican control of Congress is mostly a result of President Obama’s low approval ratings.

Ted Cruz: Make Candidates Prove They're Conservative

"In a Republican primary, every candidate’s going to come in front of you and say, 'I’m the most conservative guy that ever lived,'" Cruz told the Iowa Freedom Summit. "Talk is cheap," Cruz said. "The word tells us you will know them by their fruit." And Cruz is right.

What the Grassroots Really Thinks About the Candidates

Sally Zelikovsky, American Thinker

An informal poll shows some surprising results, especially when it comes to Jeb vs. Mitt.

Battle for Iowa Begins

Cameron Joseph, The Hill

More than a half-dozen likely candidates are gathering in Des Moines on Sat. to woo conservative activists & hone campaign messages. The Iowa Freedom Summit, organized by Rep. Steve King & Citizens United, is drawing many of those hoping to become the right's standard-bearer.

The Jeb Bush Lobbyist Gambit

Jeffery Lord, Conservative Review

Never in the history of GOP presidential politics has 1 man done so much to raise money from so few to alienate so many. Reagan preached & practiced moving the center right, not the opposite, the latter being the objective of Bush & GOP consultants. It's a formula for losing elections.

Poll: 6 in 10 Repubs. Favor Romney Running

Rick Moran, American Thinker

Many GOP voters are apparently willing to jump off a cliff in 2016. 

Ted Cruz: Vote Tea Party in 2016

Associated Press Staff

Ted Cruz urged archconservatives Sunday to help nominate a Republican from their ranks in 2016 or risk losing a third consecutive national election. The unspoken message: someone like him.

Which of the 2 Dozen '16 GOP Contenders is the Right One?

Ron Lipsman, American Thinker

The progressive remake of the U.S. is now a work that is just over a century in progress. Who could be the one to reverse it?