SCF Vice President Poll Results
Last week, we asked our members to vote the candidate for Vice President they like most. Members were asked to choose among the 10 most likely VP candidates assembled by the Washington Post
. 8,453 votes were cast. Here are the results:
- Marco Rubio — 40.1%
- Paul Ryan — 21.6%
- Bobby Jindal — 10.3%
- Chris Christie — 7.2%
- Mitch Daniels — 5.7%
- Susana Martinez — 5.1%
- Bob McDonnell — 3.7%
- John Thune — 2.5%
- Tim Pawlenty — 2.3%
- Rob Portman — 1.5%
Several members complained about the list assembled by the Washington Post
. They expressed support for several other leaders who not included. The two most cited omissions were Rick Santorum and Allen West.
We polled our members on this issue because we believe the Vice President could play a critical role next year in determining the balance of power in the U.S. Senate. If the Senate is split, the Vice President could be called upon to cast important tie-breaking votes.
The results should not be interpreted as an endorsement. The Vice President won't be selected for several months and opinions on this issue could change dramatically.