3:39 PM, Jun 16, 2015 • By JIM SWIFT
In this week's edition of the boss's email newsletter -- Kristol Clear -- readers are asked to rank their top three picks for the GOP's 2016 presidential nominee. The boss writes:
With Jeb Bush's entry into the race, it's a good time to get an update on what you think of the Republican presidential race. You know the drill: As of now, who are your first, second, and third choices among these declared and likely-to-declare candidates? ...
And let me ask another question: Which of these two formats would you prefer for the first couple of nationally televised debates in August and September?
1. The debate participants will be limited to the top ten candidates, determined by their standing in an average of national polls at the time.
Or, 2. All fifteen or so serious candidates--i.e., who hold or have held major elective office, or who have some support in national polls--would be randomly divided into two groups, and there would be two debates, held back to back the same evening or on two consecutive evenings.
As popular as it has been with readers of the newsletter, we wanted to give readers of the blog a chance to vote for their top three picks, which you can do below. And if you don't already get Bill's newsletter, subscribe for free!
(Update: Donald Trump has since entered the race, and will be included in the next ballot. Those who wish to cast a vote for Trump are free to write him in this go around.)
Update 2: The poll has been closed.
Hosted by Michael Graham.1:20 PM, May 18, 2015 • By TWS PODCAST
THE WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with editor William Kristol on the TWS Summit at the Broadmoor resort in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and who fared well (Rubio, Walker) and who didn't (Kasich, Cruz) in the summit's straw poll.
4:54 PM, Feb 24, 2015 • By JIM SWIFT
Yesterday, writing in his weekly "Kristol Clear" newsletter, the boss sent around an updated straw poll to gauge who readers think, at this point, should be the 2016 GOP nominee.
Several weeks ago, I asked for your (tentative, of course) GOP presidential preferences. I asked, if your state primary were tomorrow, who would you vote for? And who would be your second and third choices?
8:01 PM, Sep 24, 2011 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
Having watched the debate Thursday night, and having heard the candidates speak and having mingled with them over the subsequent couple of days, 70 percent of the activists attending the Florida Republican gathering this weekend cast a vote of no confidence in the two GOP frontrunners.
So, with all the usual caveats about not over-interpreting straw polls, I’d suggest:
6:48 PM, Sep 24, 2011 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Herman Cain won today's Florida Republican party straw poll with 37.1 percent of the vote. Rick Perry came in second at 15.4 percent, with Mitt Romney not far behind in third at 14 percent. Michele Bachmann, who won last month's straw poll in Ames, Iowa, came in last today with only 1.5 percent. Here are the full results:
Herman Cain, 37.1%
Rick Perry, 15.4%
Mitt Romney, 14%
Rick Santorum, 10.9%
Ron Paul, 10.4%
Newt Gingrich, 8.4%
Jon Huntsman, 2.3%
Michele Bachmann, 1.5%
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