Poll: Paul Could Win Iowa Straw Vote

Friday, 12 Aug 2011 02:47 PM

By Jim Meyers

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Ron Paul trounced nine other announced and potential Republican presidential candidates in an online poll in Iowa completed just before Saturday’s straw poll in the Hawkeye State.

Texas Congressman and libertarian Paul received 44 percent of the more than 6,000 votes cast, far outpacing the second-place finisher, Herman Cain, who got 16 percent in the poll sponsored by Iowa Rep. Tom Latham’s campaign.

Ron Paul Could Win Iowa Straw PollPaul’s victory appears stunning until one recalls that he has consistently performed well in online polls, which attract younger respondents.

After Paul and Cain, Michele Bachmann received 10 percent of the vote, followed by Rick Perry, who is set to formally announce his candidacy on Saturday, with 8 percent.

Tim Pawlenty and Mitt Romney both got 5 percent, and Sarah Palin, who has not yet entered the race, received 4 percent.

Rick Santorum got 2 percent, and Jon Huntsman and Newt Gingrich both got 1 percent.

“Someone Else” was the choice of 3 percent of respondents.
“Rep. Latham said: “I congratulate Ron Paul and his campaign on this victory.”

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Ralph Peters: 'Psychological Problem' Makes Obama Indecisive

Tuesday, 02 Sep 2014 22:57 PM

President Barack Obama isn't making decisions on major world events because he isn't capable of doing so, retired Lt. Co . . .

Republicans Call For Swift Action Against ISIS

Tuesday, 02 Sep 2014 21:28 PM

Republican lawmakers sounded a clarion call for quick, decisive action against Islamic State (ISIS) militants after the  . . .

ISIS Apologizes - for Releasing Beheading Video too Soon

Tuesday, 02 Sep 2014 22:40 PM

Islamic State (ISIS) militants apologized after releasing a gruesome video that purports to show the beheading of Americ . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved