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Iowa Straw Poll Results- Bachmann Wins; Paul Comes in Second, Pawlenty in Third
Pundit Press ^ | 8/13/11 | Aurelius

Posted on 08/13/2011 4:06:05 PM PDT by therightliveswithus

In one of the first major parts of the Republican nomination process, we have a winner at the Iowa straw poll. Underneath are the winners, and other relevant numbers that have come out so far:

Michele Bachmann with 4,823 votes

Ron Paul with approximately 4,600 votes
Tim Pawlenty with approximately 2,200 votes
Rick Perry had 712 write-in votes.

16,892 ballots were cast. Rick Santorum came in fourth. That's about 3,000 more than expected.



TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: 2012; iowa; strawpoll
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1 posted on 08/13/2011 4:06:10 PM PDT by therightliveswithus
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To: therightliveswithus

This is bad comedy.


2 posted on 08/13/2011 4:07:12 PM PDT by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
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To: therightliveswithus

I’m a little surprised to see Pawlenty make 3rd.


3 posted on 08/13/2011 4:07:27 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin)
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To: therightliveswithus

Good to hear not that it means anything. The Paul-bots usually overtake everything and Bachmann overcame that. Good for her. Not sure if I am gonna write her a check but I like what she’s saying.


4 posted on 08/13/2011 4:07:52 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule
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To: Sonny M

It’s quite an interesting development of the situation actually. I am not at all unhappy with this outcome personally.


5 posted on 08/13/2011 4:08:53 PM PDT by RC one (whatever.)
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To: therightliveswithus

This straw poll has about as much importance as an NFL Pre-Season game.


6 posted on 08/13/2011 4:09:15 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: cripplecreek

I’m a little surprised to see Pawlenty make 3rd.

Yeah...seventh would have been pawlenty good enough.


7 posted on 08/13/2011 4:09:15 PM PDT by jessduntno (Obama shanks. America tanks.)
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To: Sonny M

This certainly doesn’t reflect the choice of a lot of us folks in SW Florida.

It is almost laughable if it wasn’t so important.


8 posted on 08/13/2011 4:09:38 PM PDT by not2worry (A credible message needs a credible messenger because charisma without character is catastrophe.)
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To: cripplecreek

Complete numbers:

Michele Bachmann with 4,823 votes
Ron Paul with approximately 4,671 votes
Tim Pawlenty with 2,293 votes
Rick Santorum with 1,653 votes
Herman Cain with 1,456 votes
Mitt Romney with 567 votes
Newt Gingrich with 385 votes
Rick Perry had 712 write-in votes.


9 posted on 08/13/2011 4:09:38 PM PDT by therightliveswithus
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To: RC one

I would rather see Santorum in 3rd. He’s about the only “establishment” candidate I could vote for without wincing...much.


10 posted on 08/13/2011 4:10:21 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin)
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

it means something if these two candidates continue to develop momentum. it means the field will narrow. It means Mitt Romney is one step farther away from the Presidency too. Thumbs up!


11 posted on 08/13/2011 4:11:16 PM PDT by RC one (whatever.)
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To: therightliveswithus
Go Thaddeus! Corn dogs ... it's what's for dinner
12 posted on 08/13/2011 4:11:26 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: dfwgator

Pretty much since Romney won this thing hy a landslide 4 years ago.


13 posted on 08/13/2011 4:11:51 PM PDT by LdSentinal
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To: jessduntno

I was dismayed to hear that tickets had to be purchased to get to straw vote. More disappointed that candidates bought tickets for voters.

I guess money can buy you an election.


14 posted on 08/13/2011 4:11:55 PM PDT by not2worry (A credible message needs a credible messenger because charisma without character is catastrophe.)
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To: therightliveswithus

Bye Mitt. If you cannot do any better then this in the Midwest you are DOA.


15 posted on 08/13/2011 4:11:55 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving politicians more tax money is like giving addicts free drugs to cure their addiction)
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To: dfwgator

9 out of 10 losers agree with you.


16 posted on 08/13/2011 4:12:07 PM PDT by RC one (whatever.)
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To: therightliveswithus

>>>>Rick Perry had 712 write-in votes.

Bullhockey.

There were only a total of 162 other write in votes.

Bachmann 4823,
Paul 4671,
Pawlenty 2293,
Santorum 1657,
Cain 1456,
Romney 567,
Gingrich 385,
Huntsman 69,
McCotter 35,
other write-ins 162.

Total votes 16892


17 posted on 08/13/2011 4:12:32 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Hope & Change - I'm out of hope, and change is all I have left every week | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: therightliveswithus

712 write-ins beat Mitt and Newt and amazing since he only announced today.

Complete numbers:

Michele Bachmann with 4,823 votes
Ron Paul with approximately 4,671 votes
Tim Pawlenty with 2,293 votes
Rick Santorum with 1,653 votes
Herman Cain with 1,456 votes
Rick Perry had 712 write-in votes.
Mitt Romney with 567 votes
Newt Gingrich with 385 votes


18 posted on 08/13/2011 4:12:44 PM PDT by edcoil (The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital. -- Joe Paterno)
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To: RC one
I am not at all unhappy with this outcome personally.

Me neither. This is a huge middle finger to the GOP Establishments. BYE BYE Mitt. If he cannot do any better then this in the Midwest he is DOA.

19 posted on 08/13/2011 4:13:14 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving politicians more tax money is like giving addicts free drugs to cure their addiction)
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To: therightliveswithus

Bachmann won by 152 votes. Pricey win but a win!


20 posted on 08/13/2011 4:13:50 PM PDT by onyx (If you enjoy FR, support it! If you support Sarah Palin & want on her Busy Ping List, let me know.)
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To: therightliveswithus

Bachmann 4823,
Paul 4671,
Pawlenty 2293,
Santorum 1657,
Cain 1456,
Romney 567,
Gingrich 385,
Huntsman 69,
McCotter 35,
other write-ins 162.

Total votes 16892


21 posted on 08/13/2011 4:13:50 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Hope & Change - I'm out of hope, and change is all I have left every week | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: cripplecreek

I am increasingly optimistic suddenly that I will not be holding my nose next November. I liked this outcome, I’m not gonna lie.


22 posted on 08/13/2011 4:14:00 PM PDT by RC one (whatever.)
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To: not2worry

Michele was born in Iowa, is from neighboring MN, and she got her supporters out, all in a very short span of time relative to how long she had to work the state.

Good for her. People liked her message, her unwavering committment and spunk, and her “local girl” status.

FL would quite naturally be different.

I’m really glad she beat Ron Paul. That is not easy to do at a straw poll.


23 posted on 08/13/2011 4:14:09 PM PDT by txrangerette ("...HOLD TO THE TRUTH; SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR." - Glenn Beck)
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To: Keith in Iowa

Better call Fox News, they are the ones reporting the Perry write ins


24 posted on 08/13/2011 4:14:11 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving politicians more tax money is like giving addicts free drugs to cure their addiction)
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To: RC one

it means something if these two candidates continue to develop momentum.

-——————————————————>

Just want I need to ice the cake - Ron Paul on speed:?


25 posted on 08/13/2011 4:14:22 PM PDT by not2worry (A credible message needs a credible messenger because charisma without character is catastrophe.)
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To: cripplecreek

Agree


26 posted on 08/13/2011 4:15:08 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: RC one

I am NOT going to vote for Romney! I don’t care if we have to put up with Obama for four more years. I am SICK of the Republican party taking the conservatives for granted. They need to be taught a lesson. I held my nose and voted for Dole and McCain. I will NOT do that again. I’ll stay home first!


27 posted on 08/13/2011 4:15:08 PM PDT by Cricket24 (Proud to be a CONSERVATIVE WOMAN!!!!!!!)
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To: not2worry

I guess money can buy you an election.
‘””

In either party. DemonRats or the Grand Old Potty....business as usual. The Corrupt Bastards CLUBS.

Time for a BIG change. I say let the Girls handle it. The conservative girls. We’ve seen nothing but coat tail riders and layabouts, coatholders and solons for so long.


28 posted on 08/13/2011 4:15:08 PM PDT by jessduntno (Obama shanks. America tanks.)
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To: edcoil

>>>Rick Perry had 712 write-in votes.

Says who?

There were only 162 other write-in votes per every media report I’ve seen/heard.


29 posted on 08/13/2011 4:16:10 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Hope & Change - I'm out of hope, and change is all I have left every week | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: Cricket24

“I am NOT going to vote for Romney! I don’t care if we have to put up with Obama for four more years.”

Good thinking. I’d vote for YOU before allowing B Hussein Obama another day in the WH.


30 posted on 08/13/2011 4:16:37 PM PDT by jessduntno (Obama shanks. America tanks.)
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To: Keith in Iowa

ROFL. WHat’s going on?


31 posted on 08/13/2011 4:16:41 PM PDT by onyx (If you enjoy FR, support it! If you support Sarah Palin & want on her Busy Ping List, let me know.)
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To: therightliveswithus

Not only that but all Ron Pauls votes will go to Bachmann in the general..

UNless Palin gets in then Palin / Bachmann is the dream team..

If NOT then Bachmann / caine is the team..


32 posted on 08/13/2011 4:17:07 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: therightliveswithus

Rick Perry beat Romney and he wasn’t even on the ballot.

Newt had a good debate, and had a real presense in Iowa, and couldn’t beat Romney, who didn’t show up. I think Newt should read the tea leaves and call it a life. He might make a good cabinet official.

Wait a second. Why would Rick Perry’s write-ins be given, but not Sarah Palin. I hadn’t noticed that, but if they were allowing write-in votes, Palin had to get a lot of them.

OK, there were 332 unaccounted-for votes, maybe they were for Sarah.


33 posted on 08/13/2011 4:17:29 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Cricket24

I here you. Looks like a girl won the pissing contest for us if you ask me.


34 posted on 08/13/2011 4:17:33 PM PDT by RC one (whatever.)
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To: RC one

How did McLame do in Iowa four years ago? Hmmmm. 1% of the vote.

I rest my case.


35 posted on 08/13/2011 4:17:54 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Keith in Iowa

My take is that those are 162 other write ins. I’m guessing some of those probably went to Palin.


36 posted on 08/13/2011 4:18:16 PM PDT by Netizen (Path to citizenship = Scamnesty. If you give it away, more will come. Who's pilfering your wallet?)
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To: therightliveswithus

Hmm. Hotline had slightly different numbers, and they claim it’s the official results:

1. Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (4823, 28.55%)
2. Congressman Ron Paul (4671, 27.65%)
3. Governor Tim Pawlenty (2293, 13.57%)
4. Senator Rick Santorum (1657, 9.81%)
5. Herman Cain(1456, 8.62%)
6. Governor Rick Perry (718, 3.62%) write-in
7. Governor Mitt Romney (567, 3.36%)
8. Speaker Newt Gingrich (385, 2.28%)
9. Governor Jon Huntsman (69, 0.41%)
10. Congressman Thad McCotter (35, 0.21%)
Scattering (162, 0.96 %) Includes all those receiving votes at less than one-percent that were not on the ballot.

The two differences I see are Newt has 4 more votes in this list, and Perry 6 more. Also, they show Huntsman and McCotter, and mention the other 162 votes but don’t say who they were for.


37 posted on 08/13/2011 4:20:19 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: onyx

I really believe that Mittens gets way more ‘fear’ from us than is truly warranted. This goes a long way toward that theory.


38 posted on 08/13/2011 4:20:27 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: RC one
it means something if these two candidates continue to develop momentum. it means the field will narrow. It means Mitt Romney is one step farther away from the Presidency too. Thumbs up!

Huh?

I see you missed the memo.

This conservative site does not and will not support Romney!

Not now, not ever.

39 posted on 08/13/2011 4:20:38 PM PDT by onyx (If you enjoy FR, support it! If you support Sarah Palin & want on her Busy Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Cricket24

I agree. I wasn’t going to vote last time except they put Palin on the ticket so I did. :)


40 posted on 08/13/2011 4:20:45 PM PDT by Netizen (Path to citizenship = Scamnesty. If you give it away, more will come. Who's pilfering your wallet?)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Oops, I mean Santorum has 4 more votes in the Hotline list, not Gingrich.


41 posted on 08/13/2011 4:21:15 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Cricket24
Both parties are driving us to socialism, it's just a matter of how fast each party is driving. The Dems are driving at 95 mph, the Repubs have the cruise control set at 55.
42 posted on 08/13/2011 4:21:30 PM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: Cricket24
I am NOT going to vote for Romney!

DITTO! No Romney.

43 posted on 08/13/2011 4:22:02 PM PDT by onyx (If you enjoy FR, support it! If you support Sarah Palin & want on her Busy Ping List, let me know.)
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To: hosepipe

Evidently Myth Romney is an illusion created by the democratic propaganda arm.. CNN and MsNBC...

Wonder what excuses Myth will choose to explain all this..


44 posted on 08/13/2011 4:22:28 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

I think this is the accurate list.


45 posted on 08/13/2011 4:23:10 PM PDT by Netizen (Path to citizenship = Scamnesty. If you give it away, more will come. Who's pilfering your wallet?)
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To: onyx
I see you missed the memo.

LOL. I see you missed the meaning of "one step further away from the presidency". I hate Romney. I await your apology.

46 posted on 08/13/2011 4:23:40 PM PDT by RC one (whatever.)
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To: Norm Lenhart
I don't fear that two-bit fraud at all. He's a very solf *front runner*.

He'll not be the GOP nominee.

47 posted on 08/13/2011 4:24:18 PM PDT by onyx (If you enjoy FR, support it! If you support Sarah Palin & want on her Busy Ping List, let me know.)
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To: onyx

I think you misread their post.


48 posted on 08/13/2011 4:25:10 PM PDT by Netizen (Path to citizenship = Scamnesty. If you give it away, more will come. Who's pilfering your wallet?)
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To: RC one

having been born and raised in Iowa, I’m not thrilled with Bachman, even though we were born i the same city (Waterloo)


49 posted on 08/13/2011 4:25:22 PM PDT by brivette
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To: RC one

having been born and raised in Iowa, I’m not thrilled with Bachman, even though we were born i the same city (Waterloo)


50 posted on 08/13/2011 4:25:31 PM PDT by brivette
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