As silly as it sounds someone is out polling for the 2016 Presidential race and no-surprise Hillary tops the list with 62% (probably a lot of people wanting to make up for what they did in 2008 when they voted for Obama instead of Hillary).
Our very own Governor Martin O’Malley was on the list of possible contenders but finds himself at 1% in the poll and that is even below that nut from Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, who apparently got ahead in her career by claiming Native American blood. What could O’Malley do to top that? Claim a relationship to that little fellow on the Lucky Charms box*?
From the Los Angeles Times (hat tip: Jeff):
The remaining Democratic candidates mentioned in the poll failed to even reach double digits, with Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo taking 4%, former Wisconsin Sen. Russ Feingold and Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer taking 2%. Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley ended up with 1% of the vote, while Virginia Sen. Mark R. Warner took 0%.
This is all meaningless because the Iowa Caucus has done pretty badly in recent memory as a predictor of who will win the nomination. Nonetheless, the Republican list is very interesting:
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Romney’s chief primary rival, Rick Santorum, top the list with 16% each, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie takes 15%, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Sarah Palin are tied at 10%, while Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) andMarco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) all have at least 5%.
Sarah Palin does as well as Jeb Bush (an establishment favorite) and the Republican ‘rock star’ (according to the media) Marco Rubio is only at 5%—hummm!
* Oh geez, I’m digressing, but did you know that filmmaker James O’Keefe (of ACORN fame) got his start at Rutgers Univ. (my alma mater) when he spoofed officials there by saying that Lucky Charms cereal should be banned from the cafeteria because it demeaned the Irish. Watch the clip for a laugh, here.