Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulThe Hill's Morning Report — Trump and Congress at odds over Russia GOP leader blocks resolution backing intelligence community on Russia Rand Paul blocks Sanders's Russia resolution, calls it 'crazy hatred' against Trump MORE leads the pack of other potential GOP candidates in the 2016 race for president, according to the Mackinac straw poll conducted in Michigan over the weekend.

It’s the second presidential straw poll Paul has won this year. 

Out of 526 people, 188 voted for Paul, giving him 36 percent of the vote. Gongwer News Service and Decider Strategies conducted the unofficial poll at the Mackinac conference over the weekend. 

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, another party favorite with high approval ratings, came in second place, winning 16 percent of the vote. 

Former Gov. Jeb Bush (Fla.), Gov. Scott Walker (Wis.) and Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzCruz: 'I'm glad' Disney fired James Gunn over 'horrible' tweets Washington needs to end hidden inflation tax on our capital gains GOP tax writer introduces bill to reduce capital gains taxes MORE (Texas) trailed behind Paul and Christie.

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Sen. Paul, and Govs. Walker and Jindal delivered speeches at the conference.

Former Gov. Mitt Romney (Mass.) won the Mackinac straw poll for the presidential race in both 2007 and 2011. 

Paul, a freshman senator who’s been endorsed by the Tea Party, also came in first place in another straw poll at the Conservative Political Action Conference in March. 

He has not said yet whether he will seek the GOP nomination for president in 2016, but for now, will again be on the ballot that year for senate. Paul announced his reelection campaign in May. 

Analysts view Iowa’s Ames Straw Poll as the first presidential straw poll as a strong indicator of voters’ preferences. It’s conducted just a few months before primary season kicks off in the Hawkeye State.

Other GOP members who received at least one vote in the Michigan straw poll included: Gov. Nikki Haley (S.C.), Gov. Bobby Jindal (La.), Gov. John Kasich (Ohio), Gov. Susanna Martinez (N.M.), former Gov. Sarah Palin (Alaska), Gov. Mike Pence (Ind.), Gov. Rick Perry (Texas), Sen. Robert Portman (Ohio), Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioSunday shows preview: Questions linger over Trump-Putin summit Hillicon Valley: Trump's Russia moves demoralize his team | Congress drops effort to block ZTE deal | Rosenstein warns of foreign influence threat | AT&T's latest 5G plans On The Money: Trump 'ready' for tariffs on all 0B in Chinese goods | Trump digs in on Fed criticism | Lawmakers drop plans to challenge Trump ZTE deal MORE (Fla.), Rep. Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanPelosi: 'Thug' Putin not welcome in Congress Interior fast tracks study of drilling's Arctic impact: report Dems unveil slate of measures to ratchet up pressure on Russia MORE (Wis.), former Sen. Rick Santorum (Pa.), Sen. Tim ScottTimothy (Tim) Eugene ScottSunk judicial pick spills over into Supreme Court fight Controversial Trump judicial nominee withdraws GOP senators introduce resolution endorsing ICE MORE (S.C.), Sen. John ThuneJohn Randolph ThuneSenators share their fascination with sharks at hearing Helsinki summit becomes new flashpoint for GOP anger Senate weighs new Russia response amid Trump backlash MORE (S.D.), Gov. Rick Snyder (Mich.), former Rep. Ron Paul (Texas), Rep. Michele BachmannMichele Marie BachmannYes, condemn Roseanne, but ignoring others is true hypocrisy Bachmann won't run for Franken's Senate seat because she did not hear a 'call from God' Billboard from ‘God’ tells Michele Bachmann not to run for Senate MORE (Minn.) and former Rep. Allen West (Fla.).