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.
In other breaking news, I like turtles.
Well, he also came in 1% below Michelle Bachmann in the Ames Straw Poll but the media was able to hide that. I guess you can't hide it when he comes in first, although I didn't see it as a major headline or the yellow ticker. #blackthisout
Ron Paul is the Goden man in our hand. Vote for Ron Paul for 1012. The rest of the candidates are liars and flip floppers.
It is evident that RP is the only candidate that is supported by real Americans. All other candidates get support from corporations and special interest groups. RP has the most individual donations from military personnel than all candidates combined. His ideas of liberty and peace resonate with our troops. His foreign policy is what America should stand for, a beacon to freedom and peace!
Ron Perry? Mitt Paul?
I don't understand who this article is trying to talk about.
republican leadership, please kiss the ring of your new king.
Sigh. I suppose he will now be the 'flavor of the week'. Weakest field of Republican candidates ever. I say Michelle Bachmann should get the nomination. That should put the nail in the Rethug coffin.
I'm impressed that this slate of whack jobs actually adds up to 100%.
Delegates do not have a choice on this one. It is the will of the people. Ron Paul is wanted by the citizens in the nation. Not by the media or the establishment but who care. By the people of the people and for the people.
This makes me smile. Paul is radical, but he's the only rep candidate with any ideas. Romney last!
yah that is really really impressive if you really think that 430 and 101 votes represent anything....
You guys really do get excited about these straw polls that you can flood. Why don't we concentrate on real polls. How about the average of all the polls: Real Clear Politics. Look it up:http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/president/us/republican_presidential_nomination-1452.html
Note that only 5 candidates have broken above 10% in the last year in that chart: Cain, Gingrich, Bachmann, Perry, and Romney.
Three candidates have never broken above the 10% mark:
Ron Paul, Huntsman, and Santorum
It's now or never to save the U.S.A.
Ron Paul or bust
Yeah right-paul is like the rest of them-"flavor of week"-& his "flavor" is the oldest & nastiest. It should be called "dependlicious/flavor!
My bet is the mainstream media along with cable news will call this another fluke and not to be considered serious, but if Cain or Perry had won it would have been major news and be called proof of a grassroots swell of support
Ron Paul: The candidate who doesn't believe in government except to the extent that it provides his paycheck and benefits. Everyone else can fend for themselves !
"It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds."
RON PAUL 2012
I love it I am watching this on the internet, and waiting for even a mention on news..???? NO ONE can tell us that the news is not dishonest anymore.. NO ONE!!
RON PAUL 2012......
Paul has Offically won more Staw and online polls (combined) for the 2011 primary that any other in history. That's impressive.
Ron Paul 2012!!!
The Media and political pundits will ignore it until it can no longer be ignored. He is boring because there is no flip-flopping no lying no political theater, just the cold hard truth and the light to lead us out of the hole we've put ourselves in. An underdog, a real American, and the only man I'll vote for. Ron Paul.
Yay, Ron! You're now the "Flavor of the Month."
YES YES YES. THis has not been decided yet. LIFE, is RIGHT NOW, we DECIDE: This is fabulous, keep the momentum. Don't relax, keep on talking and keep on hoping.