Ron Paul Wins CPAC Straw Poll, Again
He's No. 1 for second straight year
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 12, 2011 4:23 PM CST
Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, Friday, Feb. 11, 2011.   (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

(Newser) – Ron Paul remains the darling of CPAC. The GOP congressman won the annual straw poll at the conservative convention for the second year in a row with 30% of the vote, reports Human Events. Mitt Romney finished second at 23%, and nobody else cracked 6%. Chris Christie and former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson got that amount for third place, followed by Newt Gingrich with 5%, notes Fox News.

Bringing up the rear: Tim Pawlenty, Michele Bachmann, and Mitch Daniels at 4%; Sarah Palin at 3%; Herman Cain, Rick Santorum, and John Thune at 2%; and Jon Huntsman and Haley Barbour at 1%. Paul's victory was no great surprise—his followers always show up strong at the conference. To read how he and son Rand won over the crowd, click here.

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Feb 13, 2011 7:46 PM CST
"Ron Paul Wins CPAC Straw Poll, Again" That's a real feather in his cap since it did him so much good last time...
Feb 13, 2011 12:03 PM CST
If there were more repubs like him I would maybe vote repub for once. But they all get tied up in a bunch of religious nonsense and bitch about spending and then continue to spend just as much as them dems
Feb 13, 2011 8:04 AM CST
Ron Paul is a true republican not a neo-con corporate tool like the rest. If you are a true conservative Ron is your man. The rest of the GOP candidates have already been bought and paid for buy corporations. Just ignore his son though, hes fucking crazy.