Washington (CNN) – Rep. Michele Bachmann is the winner of a recent straw poll among evangelical and Christian conservative voters, the latest sign the Minnesota Republican may enjoy significant support from that key voting bloc if she decides to run for president.
Bachmann took 23 percent of the vote in a Liberty University straw poll conducted after a two-day gathering of evangelicals at the Christian college that addressed a range of issues, including "abortion, the economy, religious liberty, marriage and homosexuality, [and] Sharia Law," according the school's website.
Bachmann did not appear at the event in person but delivered a video-taped address. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who also did not appear at the event, garnered 22 percent in the straw poll while former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who addressed the crowd Friday, received 21 percent.
Meanwhile, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum was the victor in a straw poll at the Greenville County Republican Party convention over the weekend.
Santorum was one of three potential candidates to address Saturday's convention. Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour and Gingrich also spoke there.
- CNN's Peter Hamby contributed to this report