[2016] Who would have been your ideal right-wing candidates for the 2016 presidential elections?

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On the right side of the political divide, who would be your ideal candidates for the 2016 presidential elections? If you dislike them all, vote "I like" for the candidates you dislike the least, the aim being to find out which of the following candidates have the biggest appeal across the political spectrum. As with all community polls, feel free to add names of right wing politicians you would like (Left wing candidates will be removed from this poll). As usual, you can update your vote anytime you wish. Follow up polls will eventually be set up where Right and Left candidates will be pitched against each other …

2016 US presidential election polls:

Choice Blog entries +10-1I don't know Votes Score
83.33 % Jon Huntsman — fmr. Governor of Utah & fmr. US Ambassador (R) 1 entry 2 1 0 0 3 2
50 % Gary Johnson — fmr. Governor of New Mexico (Libertarian) 0 1 1 1 0 3 0
50 % Arnold Schwarzenegger — fmr. Governor of California (R) 1 entry 1 1 1 0 3 0
50 % Condoleeza Rice — fmr. US Secretary of State (R) 0 1 1 1 0 3 0
50 % Ben Carson — neurosurgeon (Ind.) 0 1 1 1 0 3 0
50 % Chris Christie — Governor of New Jersey (R) 0 1 1 1 0 3 0
33.33 % Newt Gingrich — fmr. Speaker of the House of Representatives (R) 0 1 0 2 0 3 -1
33.33 % Marco Rubio — U.S. Senator from Florida (R) 0 0 2 1 0 3 -1
16.67 % Scott Brown — fmr. U.S. Senator from Massachusetts (R) 0 0 1 2 0 3 -2
16.67 % Paul Ryan — U.S. Representative from Wisconsin & 2012 vice-presidential nominee (R) 0 0 1 2 0 3 -2
16.67 % Rand Paul — U.S. Senator from Kentucky (R) 0 0 1 2 0 3 -2
0 % Jeb Bush — fmr. Governor of Florida (R) 0 0 0 3 0 3 -3
0 % Scott Walker — Governor of Wisconsin (R) 0 0 0 3 0 3 -3
0 % Ted Cruz — U.S. Senator from Texas (R) 0 0 0 2 1 3 -3
0 % Sarah Palin — fmr. Governor of Alaska & 2008 vice-presidential nominee (R) 1 entry 0 0 3 0 3 -3
0 % Rick Santorum — fmr. U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania (R) 0 0 0 3 0 3 -3
0 % Mike Huckabee — fmr. Governor of Arkansas (R) 0 0 0 3 0 3 -3
0 % John R. Bolton — fmr. U.S. Ambassador to the UN (R) 0 0 0 3 0 3 -3
0 % Rick Perry — Governor of Texas (R) 0 0 0 3 0 3 -3
0 % Donald Trump — business magnate (R) 3 entries 0 0 3 0 3 -3

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