Weekly Standard's McCormack: 2016 GOP Race is 'Wide Open'

Friday, 31 Jan 2014 07:05 PM

By Bill Hoffmann

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A new poll that shows former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee leading in a hypothetical 2016 Republican primary proves there really is no frontrunner, says John McCormack, a staff writer for The Weekly Standard.

"It's a wide open race," McCormack told John Bachman, guest host of "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.

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Huckabee, who made headlines last week with his controversial comments about Democrats being obsessed with the libidos of women, took 16 percent of the vote in the Public Policy Polling survey.

After Huckabee, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush was in second place with 14 percent, followed by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie with 13 percent.

In fourth place was Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky with 11 percent. Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas, Marco Rubio of Florida and Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin took eight percent apiece.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was next with six percent, followed by Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal with five percent.

McCormack said the top spot keeps changing — with Christie and Cruz both having been there.

"Ted Cruz is out there fighting Obamacare, leading a filibuster. Everyone said, 'hey, I like this Ted Cruz guy, he's against Obamacare, I'm against Obamacare,' [and] he shoots to the top of the national polls," McCormack said.

"So the real story is that it's completely wide open, but Huck at the top is definitely interesting for now."



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