Speculation about who Donald Trump may choose as a vice-presidential running mate may have gotten a boost when New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie introduced Trump at his Super Tuesday victory speech.
Christie may very well be Trump’s first choice as a result, but Trump isn’t saying yet who is on his short list.
Speaking at Regent University last week, Trump said he had a list of about 15 names he had narrowed down to five but didn’t reveal any names. In fact, he told Pat Robertson he was more focused on winning the nomination and preparing to beat Hillary Clinton than he was on choosing his VP. But he did say he wanted someone who was political.
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But the American people are talking and have now concluded who they believe would be the best VP for a Trump ticket. A new poll conducted by Morning Consult reveals the majority of Americans polled would love to see Ben Carson as Trump’s VP pick.
Ben Carson leads the GOP field … for Trump’s VP pick. https://t.co/0IZKepcLxX
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) March 1, 2016
The poll revealed Carson was the favorite with 11 percent of the vote followed by Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz with nine percent. Ohio Gov. John Kasich received eight percent. Christie, who’s already endorsed Trump, received eight percent as well.
Florida Gov. Jeb Bush received four percent. South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley received two percent. Many other names were mentioned in the survey. Even non-politicians like billionaire Mark Cuban — entrepreneur, co-host of Shark Tank, and owner of the Dallas Mavericks — got two percent of the vote.
If Chris Christie wants to be the vice president, he sure didn’t let his face show it on Super Tuesday. Christie appeared less than jubilant at Trump’s victory rally. Social media instantly took notice with hashtags describing his visage as #ChristieFace and #ChristieThoughts.
— Jessica Huseman (@JessicaHuseman) March 2, 2016
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