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Iowa straw poll: Michele Bachmann wins, Ron Paul a very close second

Ron Paul finished a very close second place in the Iowa straw poll, less than 1% behind the winner Michele Bachmann, only 152 votes off of first place.

With a total of 16,892 votes cast, the results were as follows: 

Place Candidate Votes Percentage
1 Michele Bachmann 4823 28.5%
2 Ron Paul 4671 27.6%
3 Tim Pawlenty 2293 13.6%
4 Rick Santorum 1657 9.8%
5 Herman Cain 1456 8.6%
6 Rick Perry (write-in) 718 4.3%
7 Mitt Romney 567 3.4%
8 Newt Gingrich 385 2.3%
9 Jon Huntsman 69 0.4%
10 Thaddeus McCotter 35 0.2%
Scattering 162 1.0%



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Paul tops Romney in New Hamshire

The Effingham Daily News

Tuesday, July 12, 2011, 07:42 PM CDT

CNHI News Service

DERRY, N.H. — Texas Congressman Ron Paul topped a straw poll of declared Republican candidates in this first-in-the-nation presidential primary state.

Conducted last weekend by the Coalition of New Hampshire Taxpayers, the poll included Mitt Romney, the former governor of neighboring Massachusetts and the winner of the 2008 GOP primary here.

Paul garnered 39 percent of the straw poll vote, followed by Rick Santorum with 12 per cent and Michele Bachman and Herman Cain with 11 percent.

Romney got 9 percent of the vote, Tim Pawlenty, 8 percent, and Gary Johnson, 7 percent.


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Ron Paul wins 2012 Republican straw poll in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS | Sat Jun 18, 2011 4:31pm EDT

(Reuters) – Representative Ron Paul easily won a Republican Leadership Conference straw poll of the party’s 2012 presidential contenders on Saturday, with former U.S. envoy to China Jon Huntsman finishing second.

Paul, who brought busloads of supporters to the conference, won with 612 votes in the nonbinding preference poll of nearly 2,000 delegates from 38 states who attended the gathering.

Huntsman finished second with 382 votes, Representative Michele Bachmann was third with 191 votes and businessman Herman Cain was fourth with 104 votes.

Huntsman, a former Utah governor, is set announce his bid for the White House on Tuesday.

No other candidate broke triple digits. Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, who leads national opinion polls in the 2012 Republican race for the nomination to challenge President Barack Obama, was fifth with 74 votes.

“This win is just the latest indicator of how the majority of American opinion is turning in Ron Paul’s direction,” said Jesse Benton, his campaign chairman.

Paul, Bachmann and Cain addressed the New Orleans conference on Friday. Huntsman was scheduled to speak but canceled because of illness. Romney and Tim Pawlenty, the former Minnesota governor who earned 18 votes, skipped the event.

Former House of Representatives Speaker Newt Gingrich, who spoke on Thursday, had 69 votes. Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, who says she is considering becoming a candidate, had 41 votes. She also did not appear at the conference.

Former Senator Rick Santorum, who also spoke on Friday, had 30 votes.

Romney narrowly won the straw poll at the annual conference last year over Paul, but the survey has not been a reliable predictor of success. Bill Frist, who was Senate Republican leader at the time, won in 2006 and failed to ever get his campaign off the ground.

Texas Governor George W. Bush won in 1998, two years before he captured the White House.

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CPAC Straw Poll: Ron Paul Wins For the Second Year in a Row

February 12, 2011

Ron Paul finished in first place in the CPAC straw poll for the second consecutive year.

With a total of 3,742 votes cast, the results were as follows:

Ron Raul: 30%

Mitt Romney: 23%

Gary Johnson 6%

Chris Christie 6%

Newt Gingrich: 5%

Tim Pawlenty 4%

Michele Bachmann 4%

Mitch Daniels 4%

Sarah Palin: 3%

Herman Cain 2%

Mike Huckabee 2%

Rick Santorum 2%

John Thune 2%

Jon Huntsman 1%

Haley Barbour 1%

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