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Romney wins prized straw poll at conservative gathering
http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/02/11/romney-wins-cpac-straw-poll/ ^

Posted on 02/11/2012 9:57:46 PM PST by GetTheLibsOut

Washington (CNN) -- GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney won the close-watched Conservative Political Action Conference presidential straw poll on Saturday.

Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts, took 38% of the vote in the poll. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum received 31%, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich was at 15% and Texas Rep. Ron Paul stood at 12%.

When asked about their preference for vice president, 34% of the attendees at the conservative conference chose Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cpac; elections; newtgingrich; primaries; sourcetitlenoturl

1 posted on 02/11/2012 9:57:56 PM PST by GetTheLibsOut
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To: GetTheLibsOut
One poll nationally was Romney was 30-Newt was 20- Rick was lower or close to Newt's numbers with 20% undecided.

And this was an on line vote (kinda odd to me) I swear this was all to help Romney because my sister was there and she said Newt had a lot of supporters who were pledged to him. Even the audience booed.

2 posted on 02/11/2012 10:04:19 PM PST by Christie at the beach
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To: GetTheLibsOut

A respectable 3rd place. Apparently the people who attended CPAC weren’t quite as enamored of his speech as the writer of this blog.


3 posted on 02/11/2012 10:08:12 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: GetTheLibsOut
Newt's speech was outstanding, and so was Palin's.

Newt/Sarah 2012!!! Now that's Liberty!

4 posted on 02/11/2012 10:08:59 PM PST by Gene Eric (C'mon, Virginia -- are you with us or against us?!)
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To: Christie at the beach

WOuldn’t it seem odd if the people Romney paid to go to CPAC and vote for him would then boo him?

I was watching because I wanted to see Sarah Palin’s speech. They booed when the guy showed the VP picks, instead of the Presidential picks. They booed again when he showed the “national” straw poll rather than theirs.

Frankly, I think they booed when the other woman showed up as well. It seemed they were booing anything that held up the start of Sarah Palin’s speech. She was truly the star of the show.


5 posted on 02/11/2012 10:10:47 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Gene Eric
It sure was!!! Awesome, I was so inspired I watched it several times.
6 posted on 02/11/2012 10:11:24 PM PST by Christie at the beach
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To: GetTheLibsOut

BTW, Rick Santorum, of the boring speech, got a respectable 31% of the vote.

Of course, the national media is all running with “Romney wins CPAC, has his mojo back” nonsense. Santorum, when you add the votes of the also-ran Gingrich, would have beaten him.

Or, if you are a Newt fan, if only Santorum had not been there, and all his supporters voted for Newt, Newt could have won....


7 posted on 02/11/2012 10:12:53 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: GetTheLibsOut

Is this supposed to be sarcasm?


8 posted on 02/11/2012 10:13:57 PM PST by Jedidah
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To: CharlesWayneCT
>>BTW, Rick Santorum, of the boring speech, got a respectable 31% of the vote.

All the proof we need, that the poll was not accurate.

Rick will be given a temp pass on vetting until he serves his purpose.

9 posted on 02/11/2012 10:17:09 PM PST by Christie at the beach
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To: Christie at the beach

Newt understands the govt machinery, and has the ability to lay it out the complex in terms that make sense for the busy citizen. He respects his audience, and properly communicates the things that require attention. And Sarah, she’s a firebrand that radiates common sense and common values in a fun and sincere way. I would love to see those two as the 2012 team.


10 posted on 02/11/2012 10:17:24 PM PST by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: GetTheLibsOut
GetTheLibsOut
Since Feb 11, 2012

Hmmm. . . .

11 posted on 02/11/2012 10:17:35 PM PST by Charles Henrickson (??)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

You are quite nauseating.


12 posted on 02/11/2012 10:19:59 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~..... GO NEWT GO--itÂ’s about the survival of our country!!)
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To: CharlesWayneCT; writer33

The online poll should be disregarded.

What about the attendee’s, how was their vote?

BTW, I don’t know of any other vote in history where 5% was called “respectable”


13 posted on 02/11/2012 10:27:16 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Christie at the beach

How did the online poll work? When did they tell your sister about it and what time period did it take place in?


14 posted on 02/11/2012 10:30:30 PM PST by JediJones (Newt-er Romney in 2012!)
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To: GetTheLibsOut
The title should probably read -

Romney rigs prized straw poll at conservative gathering

It is not the first time he's bussed people in to do it. He and Ron Paul use that tactic often.

15 posted on 02/11/2012 11:06:35 PM PST by Waryone (Mitt Romney, the father of gay marriage and socialized medicine in the US, is a lying socialist)
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To: GeronL

GIngrich got 15%, not 5%. The article apparently didn’t say “respectable”, that was a title originally given to this post, which has been changed.

The attendees vote is given in the blog post. The national post was closer. Romney 27%, Santorum 25%, Gingrich 20%.

So Gingrich did better in the national “online” poll than he did in the CPAC site straw poll.


16 posted on 02/11/2012 11:25:15 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Jedidah

I didn’t think of that. I thought it was a Newt supporter who was taking the positive view of the results. But your interpretation might make more sense. And also make my responses more like “piling on” than “making fun”. For that I am sorry.


17 posted on 02/11/2012 11:28:18 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: CharlesWayneCT

thanks for that


18 posted on 02/11/2012 11:32:53 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Jedidah

Is what supposed to be sarcasm? If you’re talking about the fact that I said it was a respectable performance, of course not. I’m trying to be optimistic...what, did you expect me to say he sucked? He made an awesome speech, and sure, he didn’t win, but he didn’t do too bad either.


19 posted on 02/12/2012 12:18:44 AM PST by GetTheLibsOut
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To: GeronL

Both should be taken with a great deal of question. To the veracity of a true indication of the attendees, I remember Fabrizio telling about the results and I remember of the total of 10,000 attending was way more than those who actually voted 3408.

I find it really hard to believe that many “activists” would make that journey and personal expense to not vote. Especially if this is such a rock ribbed conservative group.

I remember what was it, last years, where the Paulturds ganged up at this event and gave him the straw poll win.


20 posted on 02/12/2012 3:36:52 AM PST by mazda77 (and I am a Native Texan)
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To: GetTheLibsOut
Prized by whom? Communists and gaylords and ann coulter?

LLS

21 posted on 02/12/2012 5:19:37 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (Hey repubic elite scumbags... jam mitt up your collective arses!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Something stinks ‘big time’ about the CPAC straw poll.


22 posted on 02/12/2012 5:24:30 AM PST by Surrounded_too
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To: Surrounded_too

CPAC has not been CPAC in a long time. Just read a little History of the past few and you will see that what I am saying is true. The republican party is not a Conservatiove party either... but when we finsish with those rat batsards... it will be.

LLS


23 posted on 02/12/2012 5:32:13 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (Hey repubic elite scumbags... jam mitt up your collective arses!)
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To: Surrounded_too

Sorry... I type too fast when the left angers me.

LLS


24 posted on 02/12/2012 5:34:10 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (Hey repubic elite scumbags... jam mitt up your collective arses!)
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