Vote in the 2016 Presidential Straw Poll

It’s fun to speculate and talk about who will be the Republican nominee in the 2016 presidential election. Although the election is still years away, the Republican National Committee has released a “2016 presidential straw poll” asking users to choose the three names they would most like to see as the Republican nominee.


The poll lists more than 30 possible 2016 nominees. We’ve heard most of these names tossed around for a White House run quite frequently like Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas), Sen. Rand Paul (Kentucky.), Gov. Scott Walker (Wisconsin) and of course, the media and establishment favorite, Gov. Chris Christie (New Jersey).

Some lesser talked about potential candidates on the list include former Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, Governor Nikki Haley (South Carolina), and Governor Susana Martinez (New Mexico).

According to multiple polls, Christie remains the top choice for Republican Presidential nominee among likely voters.

While it may seem early to start considering 2016 candidates, I say it’s never too early to get to know some of these individuals and better understand their backgrounds and positions on the issues that matter. So for now, let’s have some fun. Who is your choice?

Comment with your answer below and click here to vote in the Straw Poll


Wayne Dupree

Wayne Dupree is owner and founder of He was named to the 2017 Newsmax’s 50 Most Influential African-American Republicans. He served in the USAF between 1987-1995. He saw time in Operation Desert Storm/Shield and is the father of three. He is the host of the Wayne Dupree Show.

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