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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DUH. 600 people who have already decided who they're voting for showed up to hear THEIR guy talk, then vote, then leave? That ought to tell you what those 600 thought of the other candidates. When is the media gonna get it? Nobody who has the guts to go out and vote in these Straw Polls even CARES what the Twit Romneys or Slick Perrys have to say...OR THE MEDIA....and their numbers are GROWING FAST. Ron Paul 2012.
I love it. "My comment is awaiting moderation"......can we talk Big Brother?
Good to see Ron Paul mentioned for a change, look I know he is not an exciting candidate but I'm not looking to get excitement from my representatives. I'm looking for honest down home common sense government who are responsible to the people who elect them. I don't want a party animal I want action where we need it, jobs, education, budget responsibility, rebuilding America, just give me my country back!
Yes, 600 people attended only on Saturday, because they work during the week. To assume all of those 600 votes went to Paul without further evidence is preposterous without further evidence. And even if they were all for him, isn't that the purpose of a vote – to see who has real supporters who will come do whatever it takes and vote for their candidate? Maybe the others just don't have real support despite the medias push for bankers and fed chairmen like Cain.
thank god someone smart who stands for civil rights won... another victory against our china like administration that brain washes masses with cultural propaganda... such as the awful disgusting foolish and moronic war on drugs.
lol, two front runners scored 4th and 6th respectively? Who 'decides' who the front runners are? Here I thought the voters do...apparently not. It's the media and it's fixation with hair that decides. How long are you all going to ignore Ron Paul? Just a question. What if he's elected...will he still be invisible? This should be interesting.
So Ron Paul won a beauty contest. Who cares?
One giant step backwards for mankind but what do you expect from that group.
So, Cain wins one straw poll and he's a new media darling and top-tier candidate. Ron Paul wins every other one, but he's still a "long-shot." Media, is that justice?
A vote for Ron Paul is a vote for an Alzheimer's sufferer!
MMM, straw and poles. I eat straw and put poles in my bum. Oh, poll... It's harder to put those in your bum.
This is yet another attempt to marginalize Dr. Paul by the establishment media.
BLACK THIS OUT!!! 10/19/11
Ummm, who cares? None of them will be the next president of the United States. This is not news. Ummmm, Last I checked, Ron Paul wants people without health insurance to "go die." Riiiiiiiiiiiight.
When Ron Paul is the smartest guy in the room, you know you've got problems.
I find this hilariously ironic considering Paul's very socially "liberal" beliefs. He thinks the federal government shouldn't oppose abortion, gay marriage, and drug legalization. Either these "social conservatives" don't understand Paul's beliefs, or are not very socially conservative.
It sounds as though the lunatics are now in charge of the GOP.
You go Ron! You have my vote.
They are all garbage and would be unable to do anything to improve this country. As they become more and more radicalized they appeal to an even smaller percentage of the population until in the end they are completely irrelevant.
Dear Value Voters Summit – America stands for the freedom to follow your own values, not the freedom to follow the values that are forced on citizens by one group. Check out the Bill of Rights.
Congratulations to Congressman Paul!
go ron paul the last hope for america and the world!
Full steam ahead. Ron Paul 2012
What a bunch of losers. None of them can get a majority of their own party's support. How is that going to play in 2012 when the Democratic Party is united behind Obama?