How Is Republican Presidential Election Shaping Up?
So far Ted Cruz is the only Republican who has declared himself as one of the many 2016 Republican presidential candidates. Granted, the next presidential election date is not until November 2016, however, a year and half out is about the time that potential candidates start tossing their hat in the ring. It’s quite obvious that it’s too early to pick a front-runner but competition for the Republican presidential candidacy is starting out to be rather crowded.
Will the voters want a Republican presidential candidate who is a Tea Party conservative or a more moderate establishment type…both candidate types are on the “short-list”. American voters really just want a candidate that believes in individual freedom and limited government, period. They do not care what label the left-winged media has attached to them.
Both Democrat and Republican presidential candidates will take a straw poll or two to determine if there is enough support for their candidacy. A strawpoll is similar to a public opinion survey, used to test the public’s opinion. Before candidates even consider running for the presidency they take many different kinds of polls, the straw poll is just one of them.
Other Helpful Information
Americans will be electing the 45th president.
Who will run in 2016?
At the moment the most popular candidates 2016 are Ted Cruz, Scott Walker, Dr. Ben Carson, Jeb Bush, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio, although that is just speculation at this point since only Ted Cruz has officially declared. The most popular Democrat’s include Hillary Clinton, Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden, although again no Democrat candidate has declared yet.
When is the next election?
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
When are the primaries?
Between January and June 2016
When are the national conventions?
Both Republican and Democrat national conventions are in July 2016
Is an independent candidate running?
An independent candidate is one not affiliated with either political party. At the moment there are not independents running. The 3 most popular independents from past elections were Teddy Roosevelt, Ross Perot and Ralph Nader.
Who can vote?
We have come along way as a nation since George Washington was elected as our first president. At that time only property owners cold vote; now, any US citizen over the age of 18 can vote.
Why should you vote?
Your vote elects the person you want to represent you and your best interests when making decisions about laws. Your elected officials decide upon many issues that impact your life. They can make laws that can negatively effect you and your loved ones. They can pass laws that you disagree with. If you pass up the opportunity to vote, you are doing nothing to help keep inappropriate people out of very strong and powerful positions. Elections have a purpose, to clean house. Never give up or squander your right to vote, that is your only opportunity to voice truly your opinion about the laws, rules and regulations that the government forces you to follow.