Sunday, August 14, 2011

Bachmann Wins Iowa Straw Poll

Republican Presidential Candidates

Iowa GOP officials said nearly 17,000 ballots were cast in the straw poll, a closely scrutinized test of each campaign’s organizational muscle in Iowa.

As expected, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann has won the Ames Straw Poll with 29% of the vote, edging out Rep. Ron Paul by 152 votes, or 28%.

Tim Pawlenty, who needed a strong finish, ranked third with 14%.
Rick Santorum, who has campaigned more than anyone, pulled in 10% .
Herman Cain got 9%.
Rick Perry, not on the ballot, but with a concerted write-in effort, got 718 votes, 4% ahead of Romney.
Mitt Romney, the presumed front runner for the nomination, who pulled in 567 votes (3%).
Newt Gingrich 385 votes (2%).
Jon Huntsman 69 votes. 
Rep. Thaddeus McCotter 35 votes.

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