2016 Presidential Election

items pertaining to the 2016 Presidential Election

Cruz Is a Legit 2016 Threat

Rich Yeselson, Politico

"Cruz is arguably the most compelling conservative political activist/intellectual since William F. Buckley."

Rubio Switches to Obamacare Repeal

Kevin Derby, Sunshine State News

Rubio turns his attention to repealing Obamacare with a 3-part plan. Will it regain his conservative support?

Rubio Turning Away From Amnesty?

Beth Reinhard, National Journal

Rubio hasn't spoken about amnesty, even to rebut House opposition. Does he finally feel the sting?

Ben Carson Rising

Governor Sarah Palin continues to hold the lead in our Republican presidential straw poll at 32%, while Senators Ted Cruz and Rand Paul battle it out for second place with 25% and 22% respectively. The surprise candidate to surge is Dr. Ben Carson, who has steadily risen to now hold 9% of the vote and fourth place.

CHQ 2016 GOP Presidential Straw Poll: Week 7

It's never too early to start thinking about the 2016 presidential election. While you may change your mind later, tell us who you'd like to see as the GOP nominee this week. ConservativeHQ.com's Weekly 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 week. Review the choices FIRST before adding a write-in candidate as we made additions.

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Carson: Obama Harms Race Relations

Grae Stafford, Daily Caller

Dr. Carson criticized Obama for his redistribution ideology as it makes blacks appear to care only about money.

Prayers Answered? Rand Paul Thinking About Running For President

If we are to establish a conservative government for America we have a huge task ahead of us, but the labor will be made easier if there is a principled limited government constitutional conservative leader calling grassroots conservatives, libertarians and Tea Partiers to the task. Senator Rand Paul’s comments to Breitbart’s Matthew Boyle are encouragement that at least one leader who fits that description is considering answering the call.

Rubio Banks No Votes In Presidential Straw Poll

Sarah Palin continues to lead the CHQ Republican presidential straw poll. Two outspoken limited government constitutional conservatives, former Florida Congressman Allen West and Virginia’s Attorney General and Republican candidate for Governor Ken Cuccinelli, made the top twelve as write-in candidates – and in the process booked more votes than Senator Marco Rubio whose name and photo actually appear on the ballot.

Perry: No 2014 Run In Favor of 2016?

Richard Dunham, Houston Chronicle

Rick Perry won’t seek another term as governor. Some say a 2016 run is too risky.

Will Rick Perry Run In 2016?

Catalina Camia, USA Today

He’s taken on late-term abortion and is up for re-election as Texas’ longest-serving governor. What about 2016?

2016: New Nom or '12 Redux?

Seth McLaughlin, The Washington Times

2016 will be a tougher field with several hotshot senators pondering bids and a cadre of strong GOP governors.

Scott Walker, You Disappoint Us

Aaron Blake, Washington Post

Walker wants the amnesty debate to focus on easier citizenship, not the border or rules for illegals already here.

Has Rubio Become Charlie Crist?

Jonathon Moseley, American Thinker

Rubio’s forgotten how broken promises offend conservatives. He’s become the man he beat.

Rand Paul vs. Ron Paul

Scott Conroy, Real Clear Politics

Rand Paul must clarify how his politics are different from his father's if he's serious about 2016.

Cruz Has It Right: Abolish The IRS

Advocates of big government would like us to believe that the IRS can be trusted to implement Obamacare because the targeting of the Tea Party was merely bureaucratic bungling by a couple of poor, overworked government drones in Cincinnati. Ted Cruz says don't believe them and don't trust them, and we agree.

Conservative Consensus: Marco Rubio Has Lost Our Trust

In the aftermath of Florida’s Republican Senator Marco Rubio’s star role as the face of the Obama-backed “Gang of Eight” amnesty for illegal aliens bill, the consensus among conservative leaders is that Rubio has lost the trust of the conservative grassroots.

CHQ 2016 GOP Presidential Straw Poll: Week 4

It's never too early to start thinking about the 2016 presidential election. While you may change your mind later, tell us who you'd like to see as the GOP nominee this week. ConservativeHQ.com's Weekly 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 week. Review the choices FIRST before adding a write-in candidate as we made additions.

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Why Sarah Palin Continues To Lead CHQ Straw Poll

Attributing Palin's lead in the CHQ straw poll to her active online community of supporters or popularity at the grassroots strictly to her sometimes colorful speeches is much too shallow an analysis to explain Palin’s enduring popularity.

CHQ Launches Straw Poll: Who Republicans Nominate In 2016 Is Up To You

It is not too early to start winnowing the wheat from the chaff and sorting the candidates with a real commitment to limited government constitutional principles from those who just talk a good game when they need conservative votes in a primary. Visit this page and cast your vote in our straw poll today.

CHQ 2016 GOP Presidential Straw Poll: Week 1

UPDATE: This poll is now CLOSED. Vote in our NEW weekly presidential poll HERE. Congratulations to Gov. Sarah Palin who won the first week's poll with 30% of the votes.


It's never too early to start thinking about the 2016 presidential election. While you may change your mind later, tell us who you'd like to see as the GOP nominee this week. 
ConservativeHQ.com's Weekly 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 week.
 

Sarah Palin
30% (187 votes)
Ted Cruz
23% (142 votes)
Rand Paul
20% (125 votes)
Jeb Bush
7% (43 votes)
Rick Santorum
4% (24 votes)
Scott Walker
3% (16 votes)
Jim DeMint
2% (13 votes)
Paul Ryan
1% (7 votes)
Rick Perry
1% (7 votes)
Dr. Ben Carson (write-in)
1% (6 votes)
Chris Christie
1% (6 votes)
Mike Pence
1% (5 votes)
Allen West (write-in)
1% (4 votes)
Nikki Haley
1% (4 votes)
Michele Bachmann (write-in)
0% (3 votes)
Marco Rubio
0% (3 votes)
jesse ventura (write-in)
0% (2 votes)
John Kasich
0% (2 votes)
Sen. Greg Ball N.Y. (write-in)
0% (2 votes)
Jon Huntsman (write-in)
0% (2 votes)
Sam Brownback (write-in)
0% (2 votes)
Bobby Jindal
0% (1 vote)
Bob McDonnell
0% (1 vote)
John Thune
0% (1 vote)
Condoleeza Rice (write-in)
0% (0 votes)
Total voters: 615