Romney Stomps Rick Perry in Mich. Straw Poll

Wallops Texan with 34-point win in home state
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 25, 2011 1:12 PM CDT
Mitt Romney speaks at the CPAC at the Orange County Convention Center, on September 23, 2011 in Orlando, Florida.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – More bad news for Rick Perry, though not as tough as yesterday's loss to Herman Cain: Mitt Romney walloped the Texas governor in his home state of Michigan, nabbing a whopping 51% in the Mackinac straw poll today, reports Hotline. Perry did hang onto second place, with 17%, while Cain grabbed third with 9%. Marco Rubio was the favorite for the vice-presidential nomination with 23%.

Also-rans for the top job:

  • Ron Paul, 8%
  • Michele Bachmann, 4%
  • Newt Gingrich, 4%
  • Rick Santorum, 3%
  • Jon Huntsman, 2%

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