Washington (CNN) - GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul secured yet another straw poll victory Saturday.
The Texas congressman won 37% of the poll at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, sponsored by the Family Research Council, a social conservative group.
However, not all of those who voted for Paul in the straw poll were necessarily participants in the summit. Family Research Council president Tony Perkins said 600 attendees registered just for Saturday. Paul ended up winning with 732 votes.
Paul has won a handful of straw polls this year, including contests held in California and South Carolina, in addition to a straw poll at the Conservative Political Action Conference in February.
Coming in second on Saturday, rising GOP candidate and Georgia businessman Herman Cain took 23% of the vote. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum came in third with 16%.
Two front-runners, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, placed fourth and sixth, respectively. Perry garnered 8% of the vote, while Romney had 4%.
Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, who touts herself as a strong social conservative and won the much-watched Ames Straw Poll in Iowa, came in fifth, while former House Speaker Newt Gingrich took seventh place.
- CNN's Peter Hamby and Ashley Killough contributed to this report.
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as a registered long time democrat, I would probably vote for this guy...check him out.
Ron Paul won this event, but why is Mitt Romney's picture on the Front Page?
Manipulate much?... blah
Ron Paul is the social conservatives lat great white hope. They pretty much ignored him until all their other candidates flopped. He'll flop, too.
I think our nation is experiencing an awakening of sorts, where thanks in part to the Internet we're realizing what a bunch of corporatist propagandists (from both the left and the right) the commercial media has been. Hopefully, this signals an end to the monopoly the two major parties have had for so many years – one that is on the verge of destroying the country. We need to vote for the PERSON, not the party.
Ron Paul is ahead of a bullish momentum .
American people won't forget this wise and true man when votes will come , as they realize a historical wall street political hold-up since 2008.
For those who believed American Dream has turned into a nightmare because of a financial oligarchy , Ron Paul will emerge obviously as the common sense regulator the US need badly.
Whoa, front page CNN news for Ron Paul. We must be wearing them down!
I see this is going to get interesting.
Is this like the Blue Light Special ?
"Two front-runners, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, placed fourth and sixth, respectively."
That is an Orwellian sentence.....the media just cannot get over Perry and Romney, what a sham.
The Detroit Lions, 4-0
Cats sleeping with dogs
Neo-con So-Con Christians voting Libertarian (well, small l, actually)
Can Armageddon be far behind?
If he doesnt get the nomination..i will still write him in..everyone do the same
Dr. Ron Paul is the only candidate that actually cares about America more than his job. He is our only hope left.
Don't let AIPAC win this war and get a puppet elected to continue using American soldiers and money to fight its wars based on lies.
This is wonderful... ron paul is such a great guy, he is always so genuine and his beliefs in liberty are exactly what this country needs in order to reset its recent apathy. I am actually quite pleased with these results and look forward to possibly voting for Ron Paul in the primary.
"Paul has won a handful of straw polls this year...". You forgot, "...on his quixotic, long-shot campaign." Right? Better get that fixed.
The only thing the media cannot fudge are actual polls. Ron Paul is clearly the best candidate. Ron Paul 2012.
Ron Paul is one of the only honest politicians in Washington, and the best choice for president in 2012. If you want sweeping change that will finally get rid of all the nonsense bringing America down, then give Mr.Paul a chance.
So I guess the FACT that Ron Paul won is less important than the non-sense you have on the first page about some knucklehead downing Romney on Mormonism. Awesome, FAIR journalism going on here at CNN!
"We may have a new front runner. After winning the Values Voter Straw Poll-"
Behind the scenes, yelling, "No! He can't be a front runner. Only people we approve of are front runners. Duh!"
Only one person capable of defeating Obama in 2012, Ron Paul.
I'd like to file a complaint. The media went wild when Bachmann won the straw poll in Iowa. They use them to justify their annoying contention that Romney and Perry are the front runners. Yet the interview on CNN stated that since Ron Paul has won several of them the polls don't really matter or that they're not as important. This hypocrisy is ridiculous. If the polls don't matter, why does the media run wild with stories and speculation when someone else wins the polls? I don't believe everything hinges on polls, but the media hypocrisy is astounding. Either the polls don't matter at all and you shouldn't make such a big deal out of them, or they do matter and you should stop snubbing Ron Paul every time he wins one.
I hope the media does not ignore this
Bwahahaha! The guy who wants people without health insurance to die is the choice of "Values Voters"?!? Hilarious!
Republicans ignore it whenever Ron Paul wins a straw poll - denial is the Republican mantra
Amazing..CNN actually reported something about Ron Paul's success. There is a strong undercurrent of support for Ron Paul. He is an honest alternative to the muckrackers who claim to have America's support. I will vole for Ron Paul....even if I have to write him in.
Ron Paul will be our next president. That's really all there is to it.