Huffington Post reports on the results of the Straw Poll for President at the Conservative Political Action Conference:
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.
Ron Paul is a Life Member of The Libertarian Party since 1987. He was the Libertarian candidate for President in 1988 and came in third. He has drawn support from a wide range of libertarians, conservatives, constitutionalists and antiwar activists in his 2008 bid for the Republican nomination.
Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson tied for third place with support from activists in the Republican Liberty Caucus and other libertarians. Gary Johnson is on the Advisory Board of Students for Liberty, a national college based organization with ties to The Cato Institute.
The San Francisco Chronicle has a story on the Straw Poll results @ http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/nov05election/detail?entry_id=82973