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2016 Politicians Who Are Best at Evading Questions

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It's really no surprise that these politicians are good at evading questions. But when it comes to the 2016 candidates for US President, which candidate is the best question dodger, vague answerer, and all around evader of the straight answer? Vote up the politicians you think are the best at dodging questions, be they from journalists or everyday citizens on the campaign trail.

Which of these politicians running for president give the most "political" and vague answers? Leading up to the 2016 election, these career politicians have spent years governing or owning businesses, but it sure seems they also spent some time in "training to evade questions" school.

Politicians evading questions provide some of the most frustrating and entertaining parts of the campaign season, especially when the debates come along. Democrats and Republicans all unite, when it comes to the politicians themselves, because their candidates are constantly dodging questions. Watching Hillary Clinton AND Jeb Bush try to talk their way out of controversies or hard-hitting news questions is something that voters of any party or political beliefs can expect to see a lot of in the 2016 presidential election.

No matter who ends up becoming the 45th President of the United States, he or she will probably dodge the tough questions throughout their campaigns. Which candidate is a known question dodger? Which of these political superstars do you want a straight answer from, once and for all? Cast your votes below and head to the comments section to discuss the worst question dodges of the 2016 campaign.
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    Ted Cruz is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 2016 Politicians Who Are Best at Evading Questions
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    Ted Cruz

    Republican Party
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    Hillary Clinton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 2016 Politicians Who Are Best at Evading Questions
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    Hillary Clinton

    Democratic Party
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    Donald Trump is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 2016 Politicians Who Are Best at Evading Questions
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    Donald Trump

    Republican Party
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    Bernie Sanders is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 2016 Politicians Who Are Best at Evading Questions
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    Bernie Sanders

    Democratic Party
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    Marco Rubio is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 2016 Politicians Who Are Best at Evading Questions
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    Marco Rubio

    Republican Party
    Ended campaign on March 15, 2016
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    Rand Paul is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 2016 Politicians Who Are Best at Evading Questions
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    Rand Paul

    Republican Party
    Ended campaign on February 3, 2016
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    Martin O'Malley is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 2016 Politicians Who Are Best at Evading Questions
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    Martin O'Malley

    Democratic Party
    Ended campaign on February 1, 2016
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    Rick Perry is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 2016 Politicians Who Are Best at Evading Questions
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    Rick Perry

    Republican Party
    Ended campaign on September 11,2015
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    Carly Fiorina is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 2016 Politicians Who Are Best at Evading Questions
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    Carly Fiorina

    Republican Party
    Ended campaign on February 10, 2016
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    Rick Santorum is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 2016 Politicians Who Are Best at Evading Questions
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    Rick Santorum

    Republican Party
    Ended campaign on February 3, 2016
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    Jeb Bush is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list 2016 Politicians Who Are Best at Evading Questions
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    Jeb Bush

    Republican Party
    Ended campaign on February 20, 2016
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    Bobby Jindal is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 2016 Politicians Who Are Best at Evading Questions
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    Bobby Jindal

    Republican Party
    Ended campaign on November 17, 2015
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    Lindsey Graham is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list 2016 Politicians Who Are Best at Evading Questions
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    Lindsey Graham

    Republican Party
    Ended campaign on December 21, 2015
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    George Pataki is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 2016 Politicians Who Are Best at Evading Questions
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    George Pataki

    Republican Party
    Ended campaign on December 30, 2015
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    Lincoln Chafee is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list 2016 Politicians Who Are Best at Evading Questions
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    Lincoln Chafee

    Democratic Party
    Ended campaign on October 23, 2015
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    Mike Huckabee is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list 2016 Politicians Who Are Best at Evading Questions
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    Mike Huckabee

    Republican Party
    Ended campaign on February 1, 2016
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