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Survey: Carson top pick for Trump's VP; Sanders top pick for Clinton

Respondents also mentioned NBA owner Mark Cuban and MSNBC's Joe Scarborough.
By Ed Adamczyk Follow @adamczyk_ed Contact the Author   |   March 1, 2016 at 11:55 AM
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WASHINGTON, March 1 (UPI) -- Presidential candidates Dr. Ben Carson and Bernie Sanders lead a survey, released Tuesday, of favorite choices for vice presidential nominations, and Mark Cuban also made the list..

A national survey by the media company Morning Consult, based in Washington, D.C., asked Republicans and Democrats who they'd like to see picked as running mates if Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are chosen as their parties' nominees.

Eleven percent of Republican and Republican-leaning independent voters said Trump should pick Ben Carson as his vice presidential nominee, followed by Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas; Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio, Gov. Chris Christie, R-N.J., at 8 percent. Others on the list include former Gov. Jeb Bush, Gov. Nikki Haley, R-S.C., businessman and owner of the Dallas Mavericks basketball team Mark Cuban and MSNBC host Joe Scarborough.

On the Democratic side, Sen. Bernie Sanders, D-Vt., was selected by 26 percent of Democrats and Democrat-leaning independents as the preferred running mate for Hillary Clinton. Vice President Joe Biden was chosen by 10 percent of Democrats. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro also received support.

The Morning Consult survey of 2,002 registered voters was conducted Feb. 26 and Feb. 27. It has a margin of error of plus or minus two percentage points.

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