(WASHINGTONPOST) — Matt Drudge is currently running a "poll" on his website — it's the Drudge Report if you have paid no attention to politics for the last 17 years — that asks readers to choose their preferred 2016 Republican presidential candidate. As of 3:15 pm eastern time, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was dominating with 47 percent (more than 84,000 votes) followed by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz at 14 percent and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul at 13 percent. Former Florida governor Jeb Bush, who has been anointed by the party establishment as the frontrunner in the race, takes 5 percent.
Who cares, you might ask? A totally non-scientific poll — you can vote as many times as you want! — on a conservative link site. Blah. It's so 1990s.
Except that Drudge — and his Web site — remains a decidedly relevant player in the political world, particularly with a crowded Republican presidential primary on tap and Hillary Clinton set as the de facto Democratic nominee in 2016.
Advertisement - story continues below