Do Conservatives Prefer Marco Rubio over Ted Cruz in 2016?

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The 2016 Republican presidential primary field is starting to take shape, as more and more potential candidates prepare to announce their presidential campaigns.

Dr. Ben Carson is expected to announce in the coming days. Jeb Bush is expected to announce his run for president anytime now, as well as Mike Huckabee, Rick Santorum, Scott Walker, and a host of other Republicans who are hoping to play house at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C.

The three already-announced GOP presidential candidates, Senators Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, and Rand Paul, are all trying to make the case of being the torchbearer for the conservative grassroots movement, or Tea Party.

All three have authentic conservative bona fides to campaign on, but of the three, Cruz and Rubio are considered to be the two frontrunners in the race-within-the-bigger-race to win the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.

If you look at both Rubio and Cruz, both candidates are alike when it comes to their principles and values, as well as how they have voted in the U.S. Senate.

While both use a different style of delivering their respective, inspiring, and pro-American speeches, the only glaring difference between the two friends is that Cruz has held the “no amnesty for illegal aliens” line on immigration reform, while Rubio has hurt his brand by changing his position on the controversial issue.

If you ask just about any conservative grassroots activist or donor, he will tell you that Rubio and Cruz are his first and second choices in the 2016 GOP presidential primary race.

So between Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, who does the conservative grassroots movement support in the 2016 Republican presidential primary race?


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