Raleigh, N.C. – Among likely Republican primary voters, Paul Ryan leads a nine-way contest with 27% of the vote, followed by Scott Walker with 14% and Chris Christie with 12%. With Walker taken out of the race, a full third of voters choose Ryan, followed by Christie with 14%, then Jeb Bush and Rand Paul.
In a match-up between Ryan and Walker, Ryan led with 47% to Walker’s 38%. Voters who identified as very or somewhat conservative preferred Ryan in the match-up, and one-third of moderates were not sure which of the two they’d choose.
Ryan has more support among women with 30% compared to 23% of men. The next most popular choice for men is Christie, but for women it is Walker.