Donald Trump Leads Our GOP Power Rankings

Well there will be a big GOP Presidential Candidate debate this week on Thursday seen nationally on the Fox Business Channel set for Thursday night at 9 pm. We are releasing ahead of the debate our first GOP Power Rankings for 2016.

It should come as no surprise that Donald Trump is at the top of our rankings and has held that spot since August. He has a double digit lead nationally and is either ahead or in a mathematical tie in all of the 50 state polls.

Number two is Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and he was gaining on Trump nationally and in Iowa he had actually pulled ahead three weeks ago to a 10 point lead. But the issue over if has an issue over his citizenship requirement – better known as – the birther issue is starting to give people second thoughts. Trump now has pulled within a couple of point and the two are in a statistical tie.

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Three is Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, who at least for the moment is the establishment candidate. A number of PAC’s have spent quite a bit of cash on ads in Iowa for Rubio. Combined TV and radio there are over a stunning 7 thousand ads airing for the junior senator from Florida in the Hawkeye State.

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Our surprise this week is Ohio Gov. John Kasich who at the moment is trending high in New Hampshire where he is now tied with Rubio for 3rd. He seems to have made a mark in the early polling there and could be a factor in the race where only one of the governors are likely to make it out of New England.

Power Rankings

  1. Donald Trump
  2. Ted Cruz
  3. Marco Rubio
  4. John Kasich
  5. Chris Christie
  6. Jeb Bush
  7. Dr. Ben Carson
  8.  Carly Fiorina
  9. Rand Paul
  10. Mike Huckabee
  11. Rick Santorum
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