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Ron Paul wins CPAC straw poll

Posted by Garrett Quinn, Less is More  February 12, 2011 06:00 PM

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WASHINGTON - As expected Ron Paul won the CPAC straw poll with 37% followed by Mitt Romney with 31% and Gary Johnson with 21%. Potential front runners Sarah Palin and Haley Barbour finished with 7% and 3%, respectively. Paul and Romney had the most noticeable straw poll operations at CPAC as their supporters were visible everywhere at the conference. Palin and Barbour had little in terms of organized presence at CPAC.

Full Results:

Ron Paul 37%
Mitt Romney 31%
Gary Johnson 21%
Chris Christie 16%
Newt Gingrich 11%
Michelle Bachman 10%
Tim Pawlenty 9%
Mitch Daniels 9%
Sarah Palin 7%
Mike Huckabee 6%
Herman Cain 5%
Rick Santorum 5%
John Thune 5%
Jon Huntsman 3%
Haley Barbour 3%
Other 12%
Undecided 13%

The poll used an instant runoff method of voting that allows participants to rank their top two choices in order of preference. The numbers shown above are the combination of first and second place votes. Just the first place votes are shown below:

Ron Paul 30%
Mitt Romney 23%
Gary Johnson 6%
Chris Christie 6%
Newt Gingrich 5%
Tim Pawlenty 4%
Michelle Bachman 4%
Mitch Daniels 4%
Sarah Palin 3%
Herman Cain 3%
Mike Huckabee 2%
Herman Cain 2%
Rick Santorum 2%
John Thune 2%
Jon Huntsman 1%
Haley Barbour 1%
Other 5%
Undecided 1%

Read full results of the straw poll here

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Garrett Quinn began writing for newspapers at age 17 with CNC in his native South Shore. He has been published in BlueMassGroup, RedMassGroup, Pioneer Investigates, and Wonkette. He is a More »

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