Survey: Carson top pick for Trump’s VP; Sanders top pick for Clinton

by Ed Adamczyk  |  published on March 1, 2016

Presidential candidates Dr. Ben Carson and Bernie Sanders lead a survey, released Tuesday, of favorite choices for vice presidential nominations, and Mark Cuban also made the list..

A national survey by the media company Morning Consult, based in Washington, D.C., asked Republicans and Democrats who they’d like to see picked as running mates if Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are chosen as their parties’ nominees.

Eleven percent of Republican and Republican-leaning independent voters said Trump should pick Ben Carson as his vice presidential nominee, followed by Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas; Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio, Gov. Chris Christie, R-N.J., at 8 percent. Others on the list include former Gov. Jeb Bush, Gov. Nikki Haley, R-S.C., businessman and owner of the Dallas Mavericks basketball team Mark Cuban and MSNBC host Joe Scarborough.

On the Democratic side, Sen. Bernie Sanders, D-Vt., was selected by 26 percent of Democrats and Democrat-leaning independents as the preferred running mate for Hillary Clinton. Vice President Joe Biden was chosen by 10 percent of Democrats. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro also received support.

  • A_Cole

    I feel like puking. I don’t know who voted in the alleged survey – I never saw it – but neither side is going to benefit America and its citizens. There must be a litmus test for presidential candidates; in fact, all politicians – if they don’t understand the Constitution and don’t believe in serving according to the limitations of the Constitution, they should not be allowed to run. Period!

  • lou

    Cruz would be the best choice that would lead to a Republican White House of 16 years

  • carpkiller

    I do not know who was behind this survey but they have some serious issues with reality.

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