Monday, February 14, 2011
Ron Paul Wins CPAC Presidential Straw Poll With 30% of Vote!
The results of this year’s CPAC straw poll of potential presidential candidates are in. For the second year in a row, the winner is Ron Paul, with 30% of the vote. Mitt Romney came in second with 23%. Gary Johnson was third with 6%.
Texas Congressman Ron Paul has won the straw poll at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington DC.
Mr Paul, who won last year, came ahead of former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, who finished second.
The Texas lawmaker received 30% of votes cast by those attending, compared to Mr Romney's 23%. Others were grouped far behind.
CPAC is the Republican party's biggest annual convention.
The summit is an opportunity for possible candidates in the 2012 presidential election to test the waters and attract funding and support.
Although it is less than a year before the first voting in primaries for the 2012 race, no Republican has formally announced his or her candidacy. Correspondents say it is an unusually slow start to the campaign.
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And the Winner Is... RON PAUL!
Ron Paul Wins 2011 CPAC Straw Poll!