NSA Presidential Straw Poll Results Announced

NSA News:
 
ALEXANDRIA, VA  Several candidates for president spoke last week at the the National Sheriffs’ Association’s (NSA) 75th Anniversary Conference and Presidential Forum in Baltimore, Md. 
 
NSA members voted in the first-ever straw poll, giving top support to Mike Huckabee, Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton and Ben Carson.
 
“Presidential candidates had a fantastic opportunity at our presidential forum to talk directly to those who are protecting Americansand the law enforcement community was enthusiastic to hear from the candidates,” said NSA Executive Director and CEO Jonathan Thompson.  
 
“Moving forward, our 3,081 elected sheriffs from across the nation and 20,000 members want to hear more presidential candidate ideas on immigration and border security, treating the mentally ill in our jails and other important criminal justice and public safety issues from those running for president. We are eager to continue the dialogue,” Thompson said.
 
Below are the results the NSA straw poll at the conference and presidential forum:
 
Overall Poll (Both Republican and Democratic)
 
  • Mike Huckabee  18.2% (93% Male, 7% Female)
  • Jeb Bush  16.2% (92% Male, 8% Female)
  • Hillary Clinton  14.3% (73% Male, 27% Female)
  • Ben Carson  11% (84% Male, 16% Female)
  • Scott Walker  9.7% (90% Male, 10% Female)
 
Top 4 Republican Candidates
 
  • Mike Huckabee  24.8%
  • Jeb Bush  22.1%
  • Ben Carson  15%
  • Scott Walker  13.3% 
 
Top 5 Democrat Candidates
 
  • Hillary Clinton  61.8%
  • Joe Biden  20.6%
  • Bernie Sanders  11.7%
  • Jim Webb  2%
  • Martin O’Malley  2%
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