Ron Paul wins both tallies at GOP straw poll in Iowa
October 29th, 2011
04:00 PM ET
3 years ago

Ron Paul wins both tallies at GOP straw poll in Iowa

Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) - Ron Paul has won two separate tallies for the National Federation of Republican Assemblies Presidential Straw Poll.

Paul won both the Iowa-voters-only count at the Saturday convention in Des Moines as well as a tally of non-Iowans who participated.

In the Iowa voters result, Paul took 82%. Following him were Herman Cain with 14.7%, Rick Santorum with 1%, Newt Gingrich with 0.9%, Michele Bachmann with 0.5%, Rick Perry with 0.5%, Gary Johnson with 0.2%, with Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman 0%.

The total number of votes cast in that tally was 430.

In the tally of non-Iowans who voted, Paul won 26% followed by Cain at 25%, Perry and Santorum tied at 16%, Gingrich at 11%, Bachmann at 6%, Romney at 1%, and Huntsman and Johnson with 0%.

The total number of votes cast in that count was 101.

Though Paul won both tallies, the NFRA has not yet officially endorsed a candidate. Delegates to the convention will decide that later Saturday.


Filed under: 2012 • Iowa
soundoff (323 Responses)
  1. TheRevolution

    82% No matter how you slice it, that's impressive.

    October 29, 2011 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  2. NameOMG

    Sweet!

    October 29, 2011 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  3. Blue Republican

    I wonder if these results are trying to tell us something about Iowa voters or if the Repubs will just discredit it as a fraud polling...

    October 29, 2011 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  4. John

    Ron Paul is a serious force to be reckoned with...He is the only real canidate with real grass roots' support..He is the real deal!

    October 29, 2011 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  5. John

    "Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth." -George Washington

    Vote liberty 2012! Vote Ron Paul!

    October 29, 2011 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  6. RJWTimes, Bradford, England,

    Ron Paul should draw his campaign to a close. Dennis Kusinich, dream on, anyway he is obsessed with the deficit and should quit now as he is boring everyone.

    October 29, 2011 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  7. whatever5678

    woo hoo! Go ron Go!

    October 29, 2011 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  8. ForAmerica

    Awesome! Ron Paul 2012

    October 29, 2011 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  9. Anonymous

    "Can't Win"???
    This is great news for Ron Paul supporters!!! ;-)

    October 29, 2011 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  10. Bonnie

    This is wonderful!!! President Paul!!

    October 29, 2011 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  11. AAAAANDRE

    "Can't Win"???
    This is great new for Ron Paul supporters!!! ;-)

    October 29, 2011 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  12. mark

    Wake up America! and see who the real front runner is!! Ron Paul 2012

    October 29, 2011 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  13. Dan

    When Ron Paul wins Iowa, it's a game changer. He is the only one that can defeat Barack Obama. It's either Ron Paul or four more years of "hope and change".

    October 29, 2011 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  14. DJ Ruden

    I was there to vote for Paul. Can't wait for the caucus! RON PAUL 2012! He can win Iowa!!!

    October 29, 2011 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  15. todd

    Go Ron Go!
    Join the r3volution, Ron Paul 2012.

    October 29, 2011 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  16. Ron

    So.

    October 29, 2011 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  17. Sean T.

    Ron Paul 2012! There is nothing left to talk about. Get it done America!

    October 29, 2011 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  18. Larry

    Keepin it gangsta!

    October 29, 2011 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  19. David

    Way to go Ron Paul! We know you can win!

    October 29, 2011 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  20. Chris

    Ron Paul will win the GOP nomination.

    October 29, 2011 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  21. Ron2012

    Ron Paul will WIN the Iowa Caucus!

    October 29, 2011 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  22. GOP = Greed Over People

    Paul may get 84% of 404(assuming he did not bus 'em in and pay their way a.k.a Bachmann) but he will NEVER get numbers like that in the state primaries ANY of them.

    October 29, 2011 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  23. nader paul kucinich gravel mckinney baldwin ventura sheehan

    Without the Ron Paul Army, Republicans will be defeated. Doctor will win the nomination

    October 29, 2011 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  24. BamaFan

    That's great news! He missed finishing first in the WARA Straw Poll this morning in Tuscaloosa by 20 votes (5%).

    October 29, 2011 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  25. AnyNationalPress?

    Let's see if the nightly news sweeps this one under the rug too. Sooner or later they will have no choice but to mention Dr. Paul as a heavy weight GOP contender. Once that happens some of the American sheeple may actually understand his message of limited government, personal liberty, lower taxation, monetary policy and military spending.

    October 29, 2011 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
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