Republicans in Wisconsin may be faced with a choice between two of their own in 2016, but a poll released Thursday found only one with a clear homefield advantage.
A survey from Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling showed 27 percent of Republicans in the Badger State would like to see Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) as the party's 2016 nominee, placing him atop a prospective primary field that also included Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R). Walker finished a distant second with 14 percent support, followed by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) with 12 percent and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) with 10 percent.
The 2012 GOP vice presidential nominee's support among Republicans swelled to 33 percent when Walker was removed from the field. When PPP pitted the two Wisconsin lawmakers against each other, 47 percent of in-state Republicans said they would rather see Ryan as the 2016 nominee while 38 percent gave the nod to Walker.