Based on a blog comment I got last week, I decided to re-run this blog entry, but updated for current numbers: a look at the Republican 2016 Presidential candidates, sorted by likes, as well as compared to national poll numbers. Here’s what we got, as of 8/22/15, with polling data coming from the Real Clear Politics average:
So, what conclusions can you draw from this chart?
- First, I’d argue that the “establishment” candidates are not doing well in polls or likes. The top liked candidates are either non-politicians or the anti-establishment type.
- Generally speaking, there’s some sort of correlation between likes and poll position. The one exception is Jeb Bush.
- Time in office/public eye doesn’t necessarily correlate with ranking of likes: See George Pataki and Lindsey Graham.
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