Mitt Romney suspended his presidential bid at the Conservative Political Action Conference, but he won the straw vote among activists there anyway.
In results posted today on the conference website, Romney won 35 percent to John McCain's 34 percent. Mike Huckabee and Ron Paul each received 12 percent.
It appears if he hadn't withdrawn on Thursday, the former Massachusetts governor would have won by an even bigger margin. Three-fourths of the 1,558 ballot were turned in after his speech -- and his support dropped from 44 percent in pre-speech ballots to 32 percent afterwards.
Ironically, however, that conservative support didn't translate strongly enough in primaries and caucuses to keep Romney in the race. He dropped out after Super Tuesday's results left him about 400 delegates behind McCain.