Tags: christie | mississippi | poll

Christie Leads 7 GOP Contenders in Mississippi Presidential Poll

Image: Christie Leads 7 GOP Contenders in Mississippi Presidential Poll

Friday, 20 Dec 2013 08:42 PM

By Cathy Burke

Gov. Chris Christie leads seven other potential GOP contenders for the 2016 presidential race in a survey of Mississippi voters, a new poll shows.

The Conservative Intel/Harper Poll, taken Tuesday and Wednesday, shows the New Jersey executive, with 15.72 percent, slightly ahead of second-place Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who polled 15.58 percent.

Third was Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, with 14.45 percent, followed by Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, with 11.61 percent; Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, with 10.34 percent; Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, with 9.49 percent; Rick Santorum, with 3.97 percent; and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, with 1.7 percent.

Just over 17 percent of those polled weren't sure of who they'd vote for. The poll had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.68 percent.

The survey is the latest in a series by Conservative Intel/Harper polls finding Christie at the head of the pack of possible White House contenders in various states.

An October poll showed Christie at the top, with 19 percent, in South Carolina and a November poll had Christie, at 17 percent, leading contenders in Iowa.

In both polls, Cruz was within the margin of error of Christie’s lead, noted the Daily Caller, which reported the latest poll findings Friday.

In the latest polling, incumbent veteran Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran easily leads his GOP primary challenger, Chris McDaniel, 54.37 percent to 31.41 percent.

The good news for Christie follows by two days his showing in a Public Policy Polling survey that had him leading former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in a hypothetical presidential matchup, beating her by 3 points, 45 percent to 42 percent.

But the Daily Caller pointed out the standings may mean little long before any primary election will actually be held, noting former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani led national GOP primary polls in 2007, but failed to win a single primary a year later.

Related Stories:

© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Obama Budget Sets up Battle With GOP-controlled Congress

Saturday, 31 Jan 2015 14:39 PM

After a year of relative peace in Washington's budget battles, President Barack Obama will lay out a $4 trillion budget  . . .

Giuliani Endorses Palm Beach Candidate

Saturday, 31 Jan 2015 11:08 AM

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani has endorsed a longtime friend in his campaign for re-election to the town coun . . .

Rep. Lynn Jenkins: Obama Must Protect College Savings Accounts

Saturday, 31 Jan 2015 10:41 AM

Rep. Lynn Jenkins, in Saturday's GOP address, called on the president to protect college savings accounts, not go throug . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved