Presidential Ponderation: Who Will be the GOP Nominee?

It's time again for Colorado Pols to ask you, our informed readers, about what you think is going to happen in 2016 race for President.

Our friends at "The Fix" have updated their Top 10 list of GOP candidates, highlighting a pretty slick move by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush this week. We want to know what Colorado Pols readers believe is going to happen in 2016 (we're also playing around with some different polling formats, so let us know your opinion in the comments section).

Remember, this is not a poll to ask your personal preference. Think about it in terms of placing a bet — if you had to bet everything you own on your answer being correct, which name would you choose? As we've done in years past, we'll compile the results of these polls over the next 18 months or so to see how perception changed (or did not). Make your choice after the jump…

Who Will be the Republican Nominee for President?










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11 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. DawnPatrol says:

    Kasich / Walker for the loss in 2016.

  2. I'm pinning my vote on there still being a semi-rational Republican party base out there who come out mostly for Presidential races and swing the vote back toward the center a bit – for JEB!

    If I'm wrong, I feel certain that one of the fringe candidates (Rand or Cruz) will pick up the nomination.

  3. FrankUnderwood says:

    I voted for Huckabee since it is his turn.  But the same can be said for Rick Perry, Rick "Frothy Mix" Santorum, New Gingrich, and Mittens since they've all run at least once before.

  4. MapMaker says:

    Mittens, because of the definition of insanity.

  5. itlduso says:

    Jeb Bush will follow the McCain roadmap — lose in the early primaries (IA, SC), maybe win in NH.  The game really begins in FL where he takes that cake and rolls on to the nomination. 

    I have always believed he is the most formidable GOP candidate.  Hillary and the Dems have to raise their game and give middle class voters reasons to vote Dem.

  6. Diogenesdemar says:

    Hard to say for certain — which one has the lowest IQ, and the highest propensity towards mental illness?

  7. BlueCat says:

    This list is a snapshot of how fragmented the GOTP really is. It's hard to see any of these being preferred by more than a smallish plurality. It seems like a compilation of too this, too that with not a Goldilocks in the bunch. Not even Jeb who will have plenty of problems with the base. Thank goodness I don't have to bet everything I own on any of them winning the nod.

    I suppose it will be be one of them and not somebody else so it's easier to say which ones it won't be; Paul, Christie, Huckabee, Jindal, Romney, Cruz, Rubio. 

    Romney was a huge disappointment to them last time. Nobody takes Huckabee, Cruz or Paul seriously as a possible presidential election winner, with Paul being too quirky on some of the things all good  GOTPers are required to take as gospel. Christie is too wise guy evocative and the party that winks at white supremacists and encourages hatred and fear of non-European immigrants, all to pander to huge swaths of its base, isn't going to to pick anyone from a Hindu/Indian or Latino cultural background for top of the ticket. 

  8. Democrat1207 says:

    Don't think Jeb can make it through primaries, not with a brown wife and kids. 

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