Contract From America (CFA), which is a nonprofit organization that was developed three years ago to promote the tea party’s “Contract From America”, has conducted an online poll showing who America’s choice is for Republican candidate in 2016. As was reported by The Daily Caller, Rand Paul is proving to take the lead with 80% of the votes, leaving Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker with 76% and Florida Senator Marco Rubio with 73%.
It comes as no surprise that Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is growing in popularity, considering the admiration he received from his nearly 13 hour long filibuster last week. His protest against drones and killing of American citizens won over the hearts of discouraged libertarians, apathetic republicans, and even strong right-wing media pundits like Fox News.
Interestingly though, head of CFA, Ryan Hecker, explained that Sen. Paul was at the top of the poll even before his filibuster shocked millions. “Given Rand Paul’s passionate performance … it’s understandable that the base is so supportive of him,” Hecker explained.