Polls Put Marco Rubio Far Ahead of Christie, Ryan as Top Veep Choice
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio emerged this weekend as the clear favorite potential vice presidential pick of conservative activists, according to two polls sponsored by the Washington Times.
Activists at the Conservative Leadership Conference in Las Vegas and at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Chicago on Friday both rated the top choice to be Mitt Romney's running mate.
In the Washington Times-CLC poll in Nevada, Rubio was the pick of about 28 percent of activists, while in a broader survey, the Washington Times-CPAC poll, taken in Chicago, Rubio was the choice of 30 percent.
Chicago activists placed New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie second with 14 percent, while in Las Vegas, Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, chairman of the House Budget Committee, was runner-up with 18 percent of the vote, the Times reported.