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Thompson wins SD Straw Poll [South Dakota]
SD GOP ^ | 9-4-07 | SDGOP

Posted on 09/04/2007 2:23:58 PM PDT by deport

HURON – Fred Thompson won the first-ever South Dakota Republican Party Presidential Straw Poll at the South Dakota State Fair Aug. 30 through Sept. 3, 2007.

Thompson bested the field of nine garnering 25 percent of the vote. He was followed by Rudy Giuliani who received 19 percent; John McCain received 14 percent, Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney each received 13 percent; Ron Paul received 8 percent; Duncan Hunter received 4 percent; Sam Brownback received 3 percent; and Tom Tancredo received 1 percent of the vote.

More than 500 people voted in the poll which was conducted at the South Dakota State Fair. Voting was open to anyone who will be 18 by the June 3, 2008, primary.

“We had a phenomenal response from the voters in South Dakota,” said South Dakota Republican Party Executive Director Max Wetz. “This was a unique opportunity for voters to support their favorite candidate and we are very pleased with the turnout.”

         percent
Thompson  25   
Giuliani  19   
McCain    14  
Huckabee  13
Romney    13  
Paul       8  
Hunter     4  
Brownback  3  
Tancredo   1  



TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: South Dakota; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: electionpresident; elections; fred; fredthompson; gop; poll; republicans; runfredrun; sd2008; strawpoll; thompson
The Maryland GOP state fair straw poll should have results tomorrow according to the MDGOP office.
1 posted on 09/04/2007 2:24:00 PM PDT by deport
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To: Politicalmom; Sturm Ruger

FYI


2 posted on 09/04/2007 2:25:48 PM PDT by MeanWestTexan (Kol Hakavod Fred Thompson)
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To: deport

I’m glad Fred’s about to announce.


3 posted on 09/04/2007 2:25:57 PM PDT by American Quilter (doug from upland--doing the work American journalists won't do.)
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To: deport

In before Ron Paul supporters claim fraud!


4 posted on 09/04/2007 2:26:20 PM PDT by nhoward14
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To: deport

Just getting started!


5 posted on 09/04/2007 2:26:33 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: deport
Do you know the results of the Maryland straw poll?
6 posted on 09/04/2007 2:27:57 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks ( BUILD THE WALL, ENFORCE THE LAW!)
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To: deport

I’ll be more excited about this when it’s brick and not straw....


7 posted on 09/04/2007 2:28:01 PM PDT by cjohnson1 (http://www.uncoveror.com/castro.htm)
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To: deport

The FRed machine is becoming a juggernaut—even before he declares!! Watch Jay Leno tomorrow night to see Fred interviewed!!


8 posted on 09/04/2007 2:28:44 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Our next president: Fred Thompson!! http://www.ImWithFred.com)
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To: nhoward14

LOL! “If there are questions, they should be asked now.”


9 posted on 09/04/2007 2:29:09 PM PDT by wideawake (Why is it that so many self-proclaimed "Constitutionalists" know so little about the Constitution?)
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To: cjohnson1

The Israelites made brick without straw in the Bible.


10 posted on 09/04/2007 2:30:04 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Our next president: Fred Thompson!! http://www.ImWithFred.com)
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To: American Quilter
I've been saying Fred Thompson would announce on September 4 since May. He's right on time.

I support him all the more because he is not willing to be buffaloed into running on Hillary!'s timetable.

11 posted on 09/04/2007 2:32:01 PM PDT by gridlock
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To: nhoward14
In before Ron Paul supporters claim fraud!..
Well, maybe the questions need to be asked.. were the voting machines Dibold? Thompson is a member of the CFR after all, so there has to be a conspiracy involved to get their man in.. also, Paul got EIGHT percent (which is proof he isn't in the single digits like many claim) and Eight rhymes with Hate, as in, the CFR people hate Paul, so there is proof they were sending him a message that they are in control.. Paul was robbed I tell you..
12 posted on 09/04/2007 2:33:12 PM PDT by mnehring (If there's one thing that makes me sick it's when someone tries to hide behind politics- Joey Ramone)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Do you know the results of the Maryland straw poll?


The Maryland GOP state fair straw poll should have results tomorrow according to the MDGOP office.

http://www.mdgop.org/Calendar/Detail.aspx?EventID=7656


13 posted on 09/04/2007 2:33:29 PM PDT by deport (>>>--Keep your powder dry--<<< [ Meanwhile:-- Cue Spooky Music--])
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To: jellybean; girlangler; KoRn; Shortstop7; Lunatic Fringe; Darnright; babygene; pitbully; granite; ...
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Fredipedia: The Definitive Fred Thompson Reference

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14 posted on 09/04/2007 2:34:46 PM PDT by Politicalmom (Of the potential GOP front runners, FT has one of the better records on immigration.- NumbersUSA)
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To: deport

Look at those numbers.

In this particular instance, Thompson has the support of Romney, Paul and Hunter combined.

But... how can this be?

Everyone told me he’s making a huge mistake by going on Leno tomorrow instead of debating.


15 posted on 09/04/2007 2:36:36 PM PDT by jdm
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To: jdm
Everyone who supports his opponents told me he’s making a huge mistake by going on Leno tomorrow instead of debating.
16 posted on 09/04/2007 2:37:41 PM PDT by mnehring (If there's one thing that makes me sick it's when someone tries to hide behind politics- Joey Ramone)
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To: mnehrling

I guess I needed a /sarcasm tag. I didn’t think it would be needed. I done guessed wrong.


17 posted on 09/04/2007 2:38:56 PM PDT by jdm
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To: Politicalmom
THIS IS IMPOSSIBLE!

Only the TRUE CONSERVITIVE, Ron Paul, can win hashish Straw Polls!

I CLAIM FRAUD!!!!!

18 posted on 09/04/2007 2:39:46 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (I don't use a sarcasm tag, it kills the effect...)
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To: deport

OKay TANKS!


19 posted on 09/04/2007 2:40:14 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks ( BUILD THE WALL, ENFORCE THE LAW!)
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To: ejonesie22

Amazing how high Giuliani’s number is, though. For South Dakota? Giuliani?


20 posted on 09/04/2007 2:40:54 PM PDT by jdm
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To: mnehrling
THERE WAS FLUORIDE IN THE WATER AT THE FAIR!

Definitive proof that the CFR had infiltrated the whole event and placed robots to vote for FDT!

21 posted on 09/04/2007 2:42:13 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (I don't use a sarcasm tag, it kills the effect...)
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To: jdm

You get used to it, trust me...


22 posted on 09/04/2007 2:43:15 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (I don't use a sarcasm tag, it kills the effect...)
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To: deport
That’s great! I know my FRiends in Ipswitch take their politics VERY serious! So, this one means something.

But, it is a shame that Duncan and Tancredo came in below Dr. Paul.

23 posted on 09/04/2007 2:44:05 PM PDT by papasmurf (I'm for Free, Fair, and Open trade. America needs to stand by it's true FRiends. Others be damned!)
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To: jdm
I can see it, just like in the South. He has the face and the name, but people don’t know him past that. That will change.
24 posted on 09/04/2007 2:44:58 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (I don't use a sarcasm tag, it kills the effect...)
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To: papasmurf
But, it is a shame that Duncan and Tancredo came in below Dr. Paul.

Just go to Google's Blog Search and read the blogs on how they are flashmobbing these straw polls.. but, more importantly, read backwards into the people that are organizing this and are going to the polls. These aren't the type of folks that would ever vote for Hunter or Tancredo (or any other Republican for that matter.)

25 posted on 09/04/2007 2:46:40 PM PDT by mnehring (If there's one thing that makes me sick it's when someone tries to hide behind politics- Joey Ramone)
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To: jdm

You didn’t done wrong.. somtimes things need to be said that are unsaid.


26 posted on 09/04/2007 2:47:31 PM PDT by mnehring (If there's one thing that makes me sick it's when someone tries to hide behind politics- Joey Ramone)
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To: jdm
Ya' know, if you ask ten South Dakotans where New Hampshire is on a map, 8 of them will reply...

Why would I?

The other two will be polite, as most South Dakotans are, and say...

I'm so sorry, did your car breakdown on your way through? Can I call a taxi for you or something?

Security. Unity. Prosperity.
Fred Thompson/JC Watts in '08

27 posted on 09/04/2007 2:49:54 PM PDT by papasmurf (I'm for Free, Fair, and Open trade. America needs to stand by it's true FRiends. Others be damned!)
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To: deport

Winning the county fair straw poll settles it then. There’s no stopping Mr. Thompson now - now that’s he’s won the much sought after, first ever, South Dakota straw poll; by 6 percentage points! The guy’s a juggernaut.


28 posted on 09/04/2007 2:50:02 PM PDT by aligncare
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To: jdm
Everyone told me he’s making a huge mistake by going on Leno tomorrow instead of debating.

That just cracks me up. Millions will see Fred on Leno and I'm sure that will really p.o. the thousands who tune into the debate.

29 posted on 09/04/2007 2:51:43 PM PDT by pgkdan (Tolerance is the virtue of the man without convictions - G.K. Chesterton)
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To: jdm

Nah. But I did look at your screen name to see if it said ejonesie. LOL


30 posted on 09/04/2007 2:52:03 PM PDT by papasmurf (I'm for Free, Fair, and Open trade. America needs to stand by it's true FRiends. Others be damned!)
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To: nhoward14
In before Ron Paul supporters claim fraud!

Wait a sec...I thought straw polls didn't count anyway, that they were worthless?

Oh, that's only when Paul wins or finishes at the top of them, like he did in IA, NH, WA, AL, TX.

31 posted on 09/04/2007 2:54:06 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
finishes at the top

near the top...

32 posted on 09/04/2007 2:55:04 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: jdm

Rudy Giuliani has consistently lead most national polls since he first announced.

Also, Mr. Giuliani was leading on Labor Day. So, if history holds true, as the candidate who is the front runner on Labor Day, Rudy Giuliani will be the nominee of the Republican party.


33 posted on 09/04/2007 3:05:04 PM PDT by aligncare
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To: deport
Drinking Coffee  All this really means is that 25% of people that like to go to state fairs, prefer Fred.  Although the SD State Fair had this
  headlining last Friday.  I'm not the type to go to state fairs, but this would have been tempting.
34 posted on 09/04/2007 3:17:32 PM PDT by HawaiianGecko (There are scandals that need to be addressed. Republicans address them, Democrats re-elect them.)
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To: deport
I think this bodes well for Fred's chances in the SD primary. If the Republican nomination is still undecided by NEXT JUNE, it might mean something.

There's a reason states keep moving up their primaries. Being last means being irrelevant.

35 posted on 09/04/2007 3:31:52 PM PDT by LexBaird (Behold, thou hast drinken of the Aide of Kool, and are lost unto Men.)
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To: deport
Kentucky State Fair Results... 8-28-07

The final results are as follows:

Total Votes Percentage of Total Vote [D/R] Percentage of Vote within Party

Republicans:
             votes     %total    %Party
Romney-       242       12.2       21.2

Giuliani-     216       10.9       18.9

Huckabee-     208       10.5       18.2

Thompson-     196        9.9       17.2

McCain-       108        5.5        9.5

Paul-          78        3.9        6.8

Brownback-     51        2.6        4.5

Hunter-        34        1.7        3.0

Tancredo-       8        0.4        0.7


2008 Presidential GOP straw poll results .....

Twenty or so straw polls..... [does not include Texas, MD, SD straw poll results... View at your on risk.]

Ranking of Candidates by Number of Votes
Candidate Number of votes
Mitt Romney 5327
Mike Huckabee 2771
Sam Brownback 2476
Ron Paul 2360
Tom Tancredo 2009
Tommy Thompson 1133
Fred Thompson 976
Rudy Giuliani 714
Duncan Hunter 408
John McCain 396
Other 157
Jim Gilmore 4


36 posted on 09/04/2007 4:06:00 PM PDT by deport (>>>--Keep your powder dry--<<< [ Meanwhile:-- Cue Spooky Music--])
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To: aligncare

If History holds true no anti gun Mare will ever win the Republican nomination.


37 posted on 09/04/2007 4:22:51 PM PDT by Beagle8U (FreeRepublic -- One stop shopping ....... Its the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: MeanWestTexan

I find it interesting that Huckabee and Romney tied. And Hunter is bumped up to 4 percent.

I like Fred’s numbers, he is really consistent in most states.


38 posted on 09/04/2007 6:19:41 PM PDT by hoosierpearl (To God be the glory.)
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To: aligncare

A small but significant correction, this was at the state fair.


39 posted on 09/04/2007 6:23:39 PM PDT by hoosierpearl (To God be the glory.)
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To: HawaiianGecko

Ted Nugent also played.


40 posted on 09/05/2007 8:50:19 AM PDT by Rameumptom (Gen X= they killed 1 in 4 of us)
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