Skip to comments.Herman Cain Takes Inaugural Denver 2011 Straw Poll
Posted on 08/01/2011 7:34:19 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Denver Georgia businessman Herman Cain has won the inaugural Western Conservative Summit straw poll by a wide margin, earning 48 percent of the vote. Texas governor Rick Perry was second, with 13 percent.
Coming less than two weeks before the more famous Ames, Iowa, straw poll, more than 500 hundred people voted.
All declared Republican presidential candidates were included in the poll, as well as a few candidates rumored to be strongly considering a 2012 bid. Write-ins were also permitted.
To keep it fair, the straw poll ballot included a voting line for the only announced Democratic candidate, President Obama, as well as write-in options for any other Democrat and for any third-party candidate, said John Andrews, the event organizer, in a release.
Organizers hoped that the poll would provide an early peek at conservative voters thinking 13 days before its more famous counterpart in the Hawkeye State, but also take the political temperature of a key Western battleground state a purple state that President Barack Obama won handily in 2008.
Of the other candidates who spoke this weekend, Rick Santorum picked up 10 percent of the vote. Mitt Romney, who was represented by a surrogate, garnered the same support. John Bolton earned four percent.
Final results (from a release):
The Denver Straw Poll ballot alphabetically listed the following announced and undecided Republican candidates. Their names and percent of votes follows: Michele Bachmann- 9 % John Bolton- 4% Herman Cain- 48% Newt Gingrich- 1% Rudy Giuliani- 0% Jon Huntsman- 0% Gary Johnson-0% Thaddeus McCotter- 0% Sarah Palin- 1% Ron Paul- 2% Tim Pawlenty- 1% Rick Perry- 13% Mitt Romney- 10% Rick Santorum- 10% Paul Ryan received one write-in vote.
The Western Conservative Summit was hosted by Colorado-based conservative think tank, Centennial Institute.
The Denver Straw Poll ballot alphabetically listed
Why “alphabetically listed” ???
To bury the fact that Herman Cain, a black man, left Romney in the dust ???
Get ready for the Cain can’t win posts soon. He is my favorite candidate, happy to see he did well!
Herman Cain is the opposite of the Obamaloon in every way, and I’d vote for him in a heartbeat.
I’m afraid that “Cain” is just too close to “McCain” to win when more casual voters come to the polls. I really hope I’m underestimating my fellow voters. Cain/McCotter 2012!
Herman’s the man!
Didn’t Cain just recently go after the Tea Party?
If straw votes were meaningful Ron Paul would be flying in Air Force 1.
But he can’t win, but he can’t... ;-) He also placed 2nd in the Smart Girl poll AND won another tea party backed poll as well. 2nd in Zogby, highest Gallup intensity...still, he can’t win
Herman Cain Deserves lotsa comments on his runaway showing in Denver!!!
I was just asking. I thought I read that somewhere.
Herman has participated in dozens of Tea Party rallies. He’s a Tea Party candidate! :)
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Best news I’ve heard all day.
Way to go Herman! I haven’t posted much -I’m on vacation but thanks form the ping!
I want to see and hear Herman debate Obummer
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