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Ohio Republicans prefer Marco Rubio for VP



Buried in yesterday's Suffolk University poll from Ohio (it showed Santorum beating Romney 37-33) was this:

Likely voters showed a preference for a vice presidential choice of U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida over Ohio Gov. John Kasich when presented with 10 possible VP choices.

Rubio (23 percent) was followed by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (16 percent), Kasich (13 percent), U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky and U.S Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin (6 percent each), former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman (5 percent), Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer and former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty (3 percent each), and Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (1 percent each).

Meanwhile, Florida Rep. Allen West said on CNN today that he would join a presidential ticket if asked, though he laughed at the question. Sarah Palin over the weekend suggested he would be a good candidate.

[Last modified: Tuesday, March 6, 2012 3:47pm]


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