Early Favorites for 2016 GOP Nominees are Jeb Bush and Chris Christie, and Here’s Why

John Hawkins at Right Wing News did a survey of conservative bloggers to find out who was their favorite and least favorite candidates for the Republican Party in 2016.

Here are their favorites:

1) Which of the following candidates would you most prefer to see as the GOP’s 2016 candidate?

1) Marco Rubio (FL Senator) 20.5% (16 votes)
2) Rand Paul (KY Senator) 14.1% (11 votes)
3) Scott Walker (WI Governor) 11.5% (9 votes)
4) Bobby Jindal (LA Gov) 9% (7 votes)
4) Paul Ryan (WI Congressman. VP candidate) 9% (7 votes)
6) Jeb Bush (Former Fl Governor) 6.4% (5 votes)
6) Sarah Palin (Former AL Governor. VP candidate) 6.4% (5 votes)
8) Mike Pence (IN Governor) 5.1% (4 votes)
9) Susana Martinez (NM Governor) 3.8% (3 votes)
10) Chris Christie (NJ Governor) 2.6% (2 votes)

John breaks the question down about ten different ways after that, but the top two consistently remain Marco Rubio and Rand Paul.  For the record, I voted for Rand, even though he did come across as too cool for the room at FreePAC Dallas.

The least favorite candidates for bloggers?

3) If the list were narrowed down to the following 10 candidates, then which one would you **** LEAST LIKE **** to see as our 2016 nominee?

1) Chris Christie (NJ Governor) 32.5% (25 votes)
2) Jeb Bush (Former Fl Governor) 26% (20 votes)
3) Rand Paul (KY Senator) 14.3% (11 votes)
4) Scott Walker (WI Governor) 11.7% (9 votes)
5) Paul Ryan (WI Congressman. VP candidate) 5.2% (4 votes)

John notes:

PS: As a side note, want to see something scary?

In 2008, the least wanted candidates for bloggers were…John McCain and Ron Paul.

In 2012, the least wanted candidates for bloggers were…Mitt Romney and Ron Paul.

So, if this holds up, the early front runners for 2016 are Chris Christie and Jeb Bush.

I’m pretty sure that would end in similar results as McCain and Romney.

What do you think?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1537241284 Michael Buckingham

    Another Bush? WTF?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=648767557 Cheryl HandyEngland

    My favorite is Rubio!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=517520289 Curtis Norton

    And rand Paul

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000520331521 Jana Satterfield-Gordon

    Chris Christie is A SUCKASS!!! I don’t think so,

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=897775293 Kyle McDonough

    Christie stands NO chance

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=897775293 Kyle McDonough

    Michelle Bachman has my vote

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=897775293 Kyle McDonough

    Or Allen West

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=687642538 Josh Farris

    Might as well let Hillary have it if one of those 2 are the GOP nominee.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=786684223 Susan Miller

    Chris Christie? Say it AIN’T so!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000396445024 Dave Thomas II

    NO to both. Why can’t they come up with someone the country will elect?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001871583647 Duane Lewis


  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=783708558 Charlie Fye

    Sarah Palin

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1488699291 Francesca Buck

    Changing my Party Affiliation to INDEPENDENT!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001425011041 JoPaul Wilkes

    Marco Rubio (FL Senator) 20.5% (16 votes) and broken into the 10…..probably NONE

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000072655999 Tracy Lucas Moon

    If people don’t start paying attention, we will lose until they do…we need a Reagan or Thatcher…until we find one no other will do!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1681791899 Brian Miller

    These DF’s will never learn. If a third party has a better candidate I will vote for that person or not at all.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=606376897 Tami McDonald

    Oh, HAIL no!!! >:(

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000346567479 Jim Matha

    Christie blew it, Literally. RINO.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002179919177 Jason Henwood

    Rand Paul/Marco Rubio the only 2 people who could possibly save this country after what Obama does to it

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1569957192 Kris Lamb DeKock

    Rubio and West 2016!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1329601247 Christi Holmes Roselle

    Whose favorites? The RINO’s?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=586104816 Nancy Waudby Manubens

    Nothing has changed! They want a neocon who will again lose to the Dems! Give it up! We need a third party!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1404755784 Sara Haugen

    Bring on another Ron Paul — we need a Revolution, not more debt

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000106706274 Terrence Mason

    Way to early for this…but Jeb Bush?..ugh.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002179919177 Jason Henwood

    Not Ron, rand.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1083176855 Gene DeLozier

    There’s an instant killer. I voted for Both Bushes. Enough is Enough with the family dynasty crap.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=515895368 Cheryl Ayn Flynn

    Bush is supposed to be anti establishment? Lolwut

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=586104816 Nancy Waudby Manubens

    The real question is who’s turn is it? We all know the primaries are a sham!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1083176855 Gene DeLozier

    And Christie palling around laughing and joking during the crisis didn’t help.. Why isn’t the fat ass screaming at Obama now for his sudden lack of attention to the voters needing help in the Sandy aftermath.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1115430231 Thomas J. McIntyre


  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=728483759 Speedy Manning

    Two more liberal republicans. Two more losers

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000578194242 Joshua Bennett

    Has to be liberty minded, not just talk about it. Rand Paul, Justin Amash or the libertarian candidate will once again get my vote and Hillary will win. There is no way that Jeb Bush can win, the GOP candidate has to connect with the youth this time!!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000195006026 Marilyn Askins

    No. No. And no!!! Bush III? Chris Christie, the bully? No.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=515566611805697 Conservatives Unleashed

    Done with the GOP, they are corrupt beyond saving. Constitution Party

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1143936817 Heather Langston

    Won’t vote for either of them. We need a conservative candidate. Christie is a traitor and both are too moderate. You will see people staying home and not voting once again. I say Marco Rubio is a better choice.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1503685811 John Travis Richter

    Will not vote for either…..try again GOP…..

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=616098424 Tamara Huey Weathers

    Rubio and West both voted for your indefinite detention without charge or trial. Not an option. Rand/Amash.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1576157832 Tom Hickok

    Like it matters,… POTUS is selected,.. not elected.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1546903339 Lori Roberts


  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000043692239 Ron Prevatt

    No thank you on both. Really want a conservative this go around.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1074245563 Susan Hutchinson

    GOP wants to lose again….I won’t vote for either. Guess Hillary that B#@%*^& will be the 1st female potus as planned!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001594314835 Scott Phillips

    it never seems to fail… moderate candidates being thrust upon us all… yet it’s the Conservatives fault we lost the election.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=761119732 Ralph A. LaPaugh

    Two more guaranteed losers!!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1534357187 Robert Stevenson

    FAIL & FAIL Either of those 2 would lose & Lose BADLY!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1475587918 John J. Vallier

    Puke on Both, especially self centered Christi he is all bullshit

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=600693459 Bob Broadbelt


  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000383337077 Cheri Nunley Boltz

    Then I’m out…tired of it all, won’t vote for either of them.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1637773757 Nick Albi

    Im starting to wonder if the republicans are trying to lose…..

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1356533110 Cindy Medford

    Nominating Jeb Bush would be a big big mistake. Too many people didn’t like his father’s term or his brothers term. I think there are several Republicans that wouldn’t back him.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001621918262 Ken Crowe

    Chris Christie is a trader. I would never vote for him.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1371486573 Ray LaFrance

    And they’ll lose again. The GOP leadership still hasn’t learned that it cannot disenfranchise its grassroots members and still win.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1353875375 Marie Ciliberti

    Don’t you know, we have to perpetuate the dynasty. Finger-pointing has already started in the martini crowd that it was the TP & conservatives who were at fault for the 2012 defeat.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000914920996 Cay Raymond

    Christie is a traitor, too.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1141382181 Sanja Dalley

    no way no how…no no and a big fat NO

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1368986316 Todd Turner

    Christie is nominee I will join the those who sat out this election, GOP need to get the Heck out of DC and fire every triangulating consultant from that out of touch town.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001784034909 Sparky Donald

    hey…lets split up the party…thats a great idea…Democrats will continue to win as long as Republicans radicals continue to break up and splinter the party

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000072655999 Tracy Lucas Moon

    They are only considering Rubio and Bush to get the latino votes…ergo pandering.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000200007675 Gail Spencer

    going to have to come up with something better. tired iof ?RINOS

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1795841309 Peter Fithian

    They learn nothing. They’re losers. Total losers. Never again will I vote ‘R’. Ever.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1075116464 Joel Laflamme

    K you really think that this country will elect another Bush? Gop cant win if they keep sending up crap. Try backing some one like scott brown and rand paul.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1296155783 Sani Adam

    Republicans keep wanting to be more like Democrats, but Democrats already have their own choice, why do they want a Republican instead? They will just be laughing at our choice if we let a moderate run.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=532556873 Justin Windham

    I have given myself over to the realization that there is no more republican party. The only way out now is through libertarianism. The republicans are all mostly liberals with atleast a symbolism of christianity. They will join at any moment with the democrats to stop the truth from coming out, and from the loss of their minial power.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1653154436 Robert Neidow

    Pic of the year was Obama and Christy hugging !!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001145477548 Willows Adams

    I wouldn’t vote for either one of those.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1579590098 Tom Foolery Carroll

    I’ll vote for a upturn bucket for a head before I vote for a D

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1605493514 Cindy Everett-Manly

    Gag me on both counts

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=602880296 Tom Smith

    Chris Christie?? You must be kidding! That fat tub of crap is a muzzslime loving, Obama hugging pile of RINO bullsh**! If he even comes NEAR a nomination, I will be voting for a 3rd party candidate.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000406768044 Bob Baisden

    If either of them run, I’m voting write in or third party. I’m completely done with establishment Republicans, especially these two.