Newt Gingrich, Joni Ernst Take Early Lead in Trump Veepstakes Poll at Drudge Report

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and freshman Senator Joni Ernst of Iowa are the early front runners to be Donald Trump’s vice presidential nominee in a poll of readers at the Drudge Report Tuesday morning.

Drudge Report Trump Vice President Poll
Image via the Drudge Report. Not featured: Senators Jeff Sessions and Bob Corker.

Gingrich, who led the Republican revolution in the House in the 1990s that led to the GOP takeover for the first time in forty years, is firmly in the lead with 39.3% .


Ernst, elected to the Senate in 2014, met with Trump over the Fourth of July holiday weekend rocketing her to the top tier of potential vice presidential nominees. Ernst is second in the Drudge poll at 31% –double the votes of the current third place holder Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama at 15.3% .

“It was great spending time with @joniernst yesterday. She has done a fantastic job for the people of Iowa and U.S. Will see her again!”

Trailing in fourth, fifth, and sixth place respectively are Indiana Governor Mike Pence at 7.4% , New Jersey Governor Chris Christie at 5.4% and Tennessee Senator Bob Corker at 1.5% .

Trump also met with Pence on Sunday.

“Spent time with Indiana Governor Mike Pence and family yesterday. Very impressed, great people!”

Corker will be campaigning with Trump Tuesday evening at a rally in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Over 100,000 votes had been cast by approximately 9:20 a.m. CDT.

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