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Romney wins CPAC presidential straw poll
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Author:  Miranda [ Sat Feb 11, 2012 6:35 pm ]
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Romney wins CPAC presidential straw poll
Published February 11, 2012
| FoxNews.com

Mitt Romney won the presidential straw poll Saturday at the Conservative Political Action Conference, an unofficial endorsement from party activists that nevertheless helps the former Massachusetts governor burnish his conservative image.

The Republican presidential candidate won with 38 percent of the vote at the Washington conference, the leading annual meet-up of American conservatives. The victory breaks a two-year winning streak by Ron Paul.
The results, though, showed Rick Santorum gaining traction among party faithful. The former Pennsylvania senator, who won three primary and caucus contests on Tuesday, came in second with 31 percent.

Newt Gingrich was third with 15 percent, and Paul came in fourth with 12 percent.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/02 ... z1m7DD2l1a

Author:  FL4Huck [ Sat Feb 11, 2012 7:24 pm ]
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The poll is a joke. Its all about who can get the most people to show, than who gives the best speech.

Author:  QuoVadisAnima [ Sat Feb 11, 2012 7:44 pm ]
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an unofficial endorsement from party activists

Exaggeration much? :roll:
So what was it when Ron Paul won it 2 years in a row? :lol:

Author:  EricB [ Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:49 pm ]
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I heard that among early arrivals to CPAC it was difficult to find a Romney supporter, but that Romney supporters were shipped in in droves in order to win the straw poll. It won't matter. No one pays attention to this stuff but hardcore activists who are already decided. Ron Paul won it year after year, but that meant nothing.

Author:  Iowans Rock [ Sat Feb 11, 2012 11:33 pm ]
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Impressed with Santorum's showing. From what I know there was no real organized effort to get supporters there to vote.

Author:  EricB [ Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:22 pm ]
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http://politicalwire.com/archives/2012/ ... _poll.html

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Rick Santorum suggested that Mitt Romney's campaign may have rigged a straw poll of conservative activists by paying the entrance fee for supporters, The Hill reports.

Said Santorum: "I don't try to rig straw polls."

He added: "You have to talk to the Romney campaign and how many tickets they bought. We've heard all sorts of things."


Author:  Miserere [ Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:51 pm ]
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If they bought a bunch of tickets, just to win the CPAC straw poll, then the Romney camp is truly flailing around in desperation.

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