List Photo: uploaded by matthewthomasbowling READ 2016 Republican Candidate Power Rankings from 2016Buzz.com f p @ matthewthomasbowling 1.4k views 20 items Follow Embed For more on the 2016 race, head over to 2016Buzz.com 1 Jeb Bush First choice of many, but will he run? Professional Wrestlers Who Died Young The Greatest Animated Disney Villains 2 Marco Rubio The candidate of demographics --- but is he ready? 3 Chris Christie Skyhigh approval ratings in NJ and the best thing the Republicans have going. 4 Paul Ryan Still enjoys confidence of the party despite the ticket's loss. But is he happier in the House? 5 Rand Paul Smart filibuster move secures more support and 2016 Buzz. 6 Bobby Jindal Appears ready to run, setting himself up nicely. 7 Rick Santorum Still a darling of the right? Would he be next in line? 8 Scott Walker Stood up for rightward principles and was re-elected. 9 Mike Pence Up and comer, taken seriously by all. 10 Susana Martínez A demographic dream. 11 Jon Huntsman, Jr. Never got off the ground in 2012, can he find a new strategy for 2016? 12 John Kasich A favorite of the right, he made the tough cuts in Ohio. 13 Tim Pawlenty TPaw doesn't seem to have enough fight and would he been seen as another Mitt? 14 Mike Huckabee If he ran again he would have strong support among the Christian right. 15 Rob Portman Serious resume, but missing the VP slot was a blow. Update: Gay marriage flip-flop will hurt him with the right. 16 Bob McDonnell Tax increases in Virginia have him moving down this list. 17 John Thune Would be a serious contender but doesn't seem to have the fire in the belly. 18 Sarah Palin Always flirting with a run, but Palin's moment seems to have passed. 19 Ben Carson Could be 2016's Herman Cain...or more 20 Ted Cruz Rising Tea Party favorite. But is he even eligible?