Rand Paul Wins Presidential Straw Poll

Jonathan Casas is the young son of Republican State Rep. David Casas of Lilburn. On Friday, he decided to find out who might be a good candidate for President in 2016, so he decided to host a poll on his blog, asking whom his friends and family might pick.

That evening, his mom linked to the poll on Facebook, and several people, including me, voted and helped to spread the word around social media. I saw shares and tweets from other Peach Pundit Front Page Posters, some State Reps., some College Republicans and others. In the end, around 200 people participated in the poll.

Senator Rand Paul was the clear winner, with 24.5% of the votes, followed by former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, with 18%, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee with 10%, and Florida Senator Marco Rubio, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and Congressman and former VP candidate Paul Ryan hovering in the 8% range. Other possible candidates, including Chris Christie, Ted Cruz and Sarah Palin also got votes — you can see the final results here.

Thanks to everyone who voted, and helped to brighten Jonathan’s day. And everyone is welcome to discuss the results in the comments.