Saturday, February 12, 2011

CPAC Straw Poll Winner: Ron Paul (Again)

Mitt "Mubarak is a monarch-type figure" Romney came in second.

From The Washington Times:

Texas Rep. Ron Paul has won the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) 2012 presidential preference straw poll of 3,742 activists, the chairman of the huge annual gathering of conservative activists announced on Saturday.

The poll, sponsored this year for the first time by The Washington Times, is seen as one of the earliest tests of grassroots popularity among the party’s dominant conservative wing, and Mr. Paul, who ran unsuccessfully for the nomination in 2008, has traditionally done well in the CPAC voting.

Here's the rundown:

Ron Paul: 30%
Mitt Romney: 23%
Chris Christie (NJ governor): 6%
Gary Johnson (former NM governor): 6%
Newt Gingrich: 5%
Michele Bachmann: 4%
Mitch Daniels (Indiana governor): 4%
Tim Pawlenty (former Minnesota governor): 4%
Sarah Palin (former Alaska governor): 3%


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