CPAC Straw Poll Winner: Rand Paul, Yet Again
Scott Walker comes in second at conservative gathering
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Feb 28, 2015 4:42 PM CST
Supporters of Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. cheer as he speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Md., Friday, Feb. 27, 2015.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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(Newser) – Scott Walker drew cheers, but it was Rand Paul who ultimately won the latest straw poll at the Conservative Political Action Conference. It's the third time in a row the senator has taken the prize, CNN reports. This time he garnered 25.7% of the vote. Walker was second, earning 21.4%. Sen. Ted Cruz was third, neurosurgeon Ben Carson fourth, and Jeb Bush fifth, the Washington Times reports. The poll is certainly no guarantee of presidential-nomination success, CNN notes, with past winners including Rudy Giuliani and Gary Bauer (though Mitt Romney did win it in 2012). Some 3,007 people voted in the poll.