Lee generated some write-in votes in Conservative HQ's latest online poll of 2016 presidential contenders.
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and Texas Senator Ted Cruz took the top spots in the poll. Surprisingly, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush got skunked in the survey.
In our view, the fact that Palin, Cruz and Paul hold down the top of the list of preferred candidates, with limited government constitutional conservatives like Senator Mike Lee, Dr. Ben Carson and Col. Allen West right behind, shows that the voter’s search for authenticity will be the determining factor in the 2016 Republican presidential primaries. As Senator Ted Cruz’s surge to challenge Governor Palin for the lead this week demonstrated, that search is not over.