Rand Paul Wins 2014 CPAC Straw Poll

Rand-Paul-CPAC-2014Senator Rand Paul demolished his competition in the 2014 Washington Times/CPAC presidential preference straw poll on Saturday, winning 31 percent of the vote — nearly three times the total of second-place Senator Ted Cruz.

In the presidential poll, Mr. Cruz’s 11 percent was a big improvement for the freshman senator, who won just 4 percent in last year’s straw poll.

Neurosurgeon Ben Carson was third with 9 percent and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was fourth with 8 percent in results that signal growing discontent with the GOP establishment in Washington.

Indeed, CPAC voters now have an unfavorable view of Republicans in Congress, with 51 percent saying they disapprove of the job the GOP is doing on Capitol Hill. Just last year the GOP had a 54 percent approval rating, and in 2012 they held a 70 percent approval rating. Full Article.

See Rand Paul’s 2014 CPAC speech below:

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