It’s way too early to predict who the next President of the United States will be. There are way too many debates, speeches and chicken dinners to attend between now and the general election to know with any certainty who will be left standing. A glance at some recent polls gives us a picture of who is doing well so far in certain areas.
A Friday, Feb. 27 poll by Gravis Marketing shows Scott Walker leading in the Nevada Republican Presidential Caucus. The Wisconsin governor has 27 per cent while Jeb Bush is second at 19 per cent. Others receiving support include New Jersey Governor Chris Christie with 8, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee with 6, Texas Senator Ted Cruz with 6, former Texas Governor Rick Perry with 6, Florida Senator Marco Rubio with 4, Pennsylvanian Rick Santorum with 4, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul with 3 and Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal at 1.
On the Democratic side it’s pretty lopsided as to be expected. Hillary Clinton owns the lion’s share with 61, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren is at 20, Vice President Joe Biden is at 8.
Warren is still publicly insisting she is not running although there has been speculation. After all, a person can always change their mind. As a matter of fact, Ms. Clinton has not officially announced she’s running either. But there are evidently a lot of people out there who believe they have jobs with a Clinton campaign for President.
A Thursday, Feb. 26 Quinnipiac Poll for the Iowa Democratic Presidential Caucus shows Clinton at 61 per cent with Warren following at 19 per cent and Biden hanging in there with 7 per cent.
Another recent poll came out on Feb. 25 regarding the Republican Iowa Presidential Caucus with Scott Walker in the lead with 25 per cent. Rand Paul reportedly had 13, Mike Huckabee 11 and Jeb Bush 10. Dr. Ben Carson has jumped into the political fray with 11, Christie has 4 along with Rubio and Santorum. Cruz garnered 5 while fellow Texan Perry is at 3. Jindal tallied 2 per cent.
There has been a lot of recent activity with Texas Governor Greg Abbott telling Bob Schieffer on Face the Nation last week that there are five candidates with Texas connections with Carly Fiorino being a native of Austin; Rick Perry the former governor of the Lone Star State; Texas Senator Ted Cruz; Rand Paul being a native of Texas and Jeb Bush of course has extensive family ties to the only state which was once an independent nation.
Several of the candidates also addressed CPAC this week.
Unless something unexpected happens Clinton will be the Democratic nominee. The Republican nominee couldn’t be predicted at this point by anyone other than a legitimate prophet. When Mitt Romney dropped out of the race recently it created a lot of uncertainty while other candidates scrambled for his deep pocket donors.
Thanks to my friend and loyal reader who asked that I predict who will be the next President of the United States. This is as far out on the proverbial limb as I am prepared to go as of today.
Maybe next week I’ll have a more definitive answer for you.