Poll Results: Ron Paul’s VP in 2012




From April 5 to 13, RonPaul.com ran a poll asking readers to select up to 5 candidates to join a potential Ron Paul ticket as running mate in 2012. The poll attracted 10,580 voters, compared to 9,425 voters in the November 2009 poll and 2,739 voters in the June 2009 poll.

Judge Andrew Napolitano came in as the undisputed winner, with 40% of voters expressing their desire for him to be Ron Paul’s VP in 2012 (up from 27% in the November poll).

Jesse Ventura came in second with 25% of the vote (up from 15% in Nov. 2009).

Peter Schiff gained 22% of the vote (up from 21%), and 20% of voters gave Rand Paul the nod (up from 12%).

Chuck Baldwin, the winner of our November poll (29%) dropped to place 5 with 18% of the vote.

Sarah Palin, Pat Buchanan and Glenn Beck were virtually tied for 6th place, each gaining 13%. (Nov. 2009 Poll: Palin 13%, Buchanan 7%, Beck 7%).

Other candidates gaining at least one tenth of the vote include John Stossel (12%), Jim DeMint (11%) and Lew Rockwell (10%).

The poll attracted 10,580 voters and 356 comments. Each voter could select up to 5 candidates. The detailed results are as follows:

Who should be Ron Paul’s running mate? (choose up to 5 options)

  • Andrew Napolitano (40%, 4,184 Votes)
  • Jesse Ventura (25%, 2,683 Votes)
  • Peter Schiff (22%, 2,380 Votes)
  • Rand Paul (20%, 2,142 Votes)
  • Chuck Baldwin (18%, 1,949 Votes)
  • Sarah Palin (13%, 1,427 Votes)
  • Pat Buchanan (13%, 1,386 Votes)
  • Glenn Beck (13%, 1,368 Votes)
  • John Stossel (12%, 1,276 Votes)
  • Jim DeMint (11%, 1,211 Votes)
  • Lew Rockwell (10%, 1,079 Votes)
  • Alex Jones (9%, 982 Votes)
  • Tom Woods (7%, 746 Votes)
  • Gary Johnson (5%, 559 Votes)
  • Joe Scarborough (5%, 521 Votes)
  • Adam Kokesh (4%, 406 Votes)
  • Wayne Allyn Root (2%, 257 Votes)
  • Mary Ruwart (2%, 231 Votes)
  • B.J. Lawson (2%, 195 Votes)
  • Bruce Fein (1%, 154 Votes)

Total Voters: 10,580

Ron Paul had no input in creating the list. It was based purely on suggestions made by supporters here and on other sites over the past few months.



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