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WHo, from the 2011 conservative political action conference straw poll, would YOU vote for?

Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) came out on top in the much-anticipated 2011 Conservative Political Action Conference straw poll, according to Fox News.

Human Events confirmed that the Republican congressman won the vote before the results were officially announced. Here's a breakdown of the numbers:

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%
According to CNN, 3,742 votes were cast at the event held in Washington, DC.

Paul also emerged ahead of the pack in the CPAC straw poll at last year's conference.

Fifteen big conservative names were featured on this year's ballot. Most of the candidates in the mix are believed to be mulling presidential campaigns for the next election cycle. CNN noted that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is an exception on the list. The Garden State Republican has denied multiple times that he's considering making a run for the White House.

Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin and former Arkansas Mike Huckabee appeared on list, even though they were not on hand at this year's conference.

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sweet-a-kins

Asked by sweet-a-kins at 6:44 PM on Feb. 12, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (28)
  • It doesn't matter who wins the straw poll. They usually don't win with the electorate.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 6:48 PM on Feb. 12, 2011

  • OK...so if you had to choose from one of those candidates, who would you choose?

    sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 6:50 PM on Feb. 12, 2011

  • My choices would be either Huckabee or Santorum. Doesn't matter if neither one is very high up on that list. They'd still both be very good Presidents, and exactly what this country needs,after the nightmare that has been Barry and his freak show.
    cbk_mom3

    Answer by cbk_mom3 at 6:54 PM on Feb. 12, 2011

  • From the above candidates....I'll RESTATE who I think is are the BEST potential candidates...in no particular order.

    Mitch Daniels
    Paul Ryan
    Chris Christie (2016 would be better IMO)

    So, sweets, I guess you and those affected with PDS need not worry about your obsession getting to the White House, based on the results above. So, do you think you all can BREATHE now?! LOL :o)
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 6:56 PM on Feb. 12, 2011

  • I would say Mitch Daniels or Newt.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 7:00 PM on Feb. 12, 2011

  • I'll probably wind up voting for whoever wins the primary. Unless a third party candidate shows up and sweeps me off my feet. But honestly, am I going to spend time and effort attempting to discern what each and every person who MIGHT run stands for?

    nah. I've got two kids with mama-itis. Advanced.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 7:03 PM on Feb. 12, 2011

  • Ron Paul !!
    gammie

    Answer by gammie at 7:06 PM on Feb. 12, 2011

  • those who are affected? I guess the conservative political action committee as they included her on the poll and some voted for her
    sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 7:09 PM on Feb. 12, 2011

  • Ron Paul and Gary Johnson are the only ones I might consider but would need to do more research.

    Friday

    Answer by Friday at 7:12 PM on Feb. 12, 2011

  • Pawlenty would be a great choice. I wish Bobby Jindal was running too.
    jesse123456

    Answer by jesse123456 at 7:20 PM on Feb. 12, 2011

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