Ron Paul wins both tallies at GOP straw poll in Iowa
October 29th, 2011
04:00 PM ET
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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. Emmy Skaddittle

    I have one question to all of you Paul disciple, will you vote for the republican nominee when Paul looses in the primary?

    October 29, 2011 09:20 pm at 9:20 pm |
  2. RP

    Ron Paul 2012! Go Ron Go!

    October 29, 2011 09:20 pm at 9:20 pm |
  3. Ed Zachary

    This just shows how completely out of touch the Iowa Republicans are with not only the rest of the Republican Party but also the rest of the nation. Why do we let Iowa get the first nominating event every four years? They are not representative of the rest of the party.

    October 29, 2011 09:24 pm at 9:24 pm |
  4. Disgustipated

    Well lets see, 82% and the population of Iowa is 12 and most of them are related and married to eachother so go figure. Ron Paul attracts people that have the same mental capacity as he has which isn't much.

    October 29, 2011 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  5. Liberty

    Ron Paul is changing my world!

    October 29, 2011 09:28 pm at 9:28 pm |
  6. Jean Sartre Racine, WI

    Like Ron Paul and SOME of his IDEAS... don't want to hurt the Kool-Aid drinkers here, but this is Ron Paul's last meaningless win.

    ANYONE can win in IOWA; Bachmann won there and look where she is headed, AFTER she gets done promoting her new book and getting your campaing cash... back to Minnesota!

    October 29, 2011 09:28 pm at 9:28 pm |
  7. damin

    Great! Let's keep the momentum going. Ron Paul 2012!

    October 29, 2011 09:35 pm at 9:35 pm |
  8. mghughett

    Hum... why is the moderation taking so long? Let's grt this story up in the Buzz section!

    October 29, 2011 09:35 pm at 9:35 pm |
  9. Adam

    God bless you 4chan...what the hell did you do to screw with these tallies

    October 29, 2011 09:41 pm at 9:41 pm |
  10. George Washington

    Ron Paul is America trying to fix itself. The system does work, We the People need to allow it.

    Ron Paul 2012! Because I LOVE AMERICA NOT SPECIAL INTERESTS!

    October 29, 2011 09:42 pm at 9:42 pm |
  11. maya

    I cannot express how happy I am!!! 82 %! Impressive! I hope more and more people will open their eyes, I pray he wins and start to lead this country into a RIGHT direction. It looks like he is the only honest politician there and he wants to restore this country. I will vote for RON PAUL, I want my children and grandchildren to live in a FREE country.

    October 29, 2011 09:42 pm at 9:42 pm |
  12. Alternative News

    And yet somehow he will still be sidelined in the media.

    October 29, 2011 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  13. Earl Lee Jones

    I'm all for Ron PAUL, Way to Go my man, right on>>>>>>.

    October 29, 2011 09:49 pm at 9:49 pm |
  14. Sorensen

    Mr. Paul is the only serious candidate of all the clowns. Too bad he is a bit of a nutcase.

    October 29, 2011 09:50 pm at 9:50 pm |
  15. falcon615

    404. 101. Hardly large sample sizes. It is sad how little press Huntsman gets. He is a true republican, a GOP of the 80s and 90s when people worked together. He is too conservative for my taste, but I am liberal and he is moderate. Romney flips too much. Ron Paul is an interesting character. At least it wasn't Cain or Perry who won. Still, this poll means very little in the scheme of things. The sample is both small and skewed.

    October 29, 2011 09:51 pm at 9:51 pm |
  16. US Army Officer

    Looks like Ron Paul is doing great! He has alot of supporters in the Military. After reading his plan for the economy I decided that he has got my vote.

    October 29, 2011 09:51 pm at 9:51 pm |
  17. Tough USA

    This is a key state. The media has alot of explaining to do. Little Bo Peep has lost her sheep.

    October 29, 2011 09:56 pm at 9:56 pm |
  18. Jordan, Ohio

    Ron Paul recently won in Ohio as well and it wasn't even reported on. Glad to see this in the news, especially on LIBERAL CNN. How great is that.

    October 29, 2011 09:56 pm at 9:56 pm |
  19. Willie

    Ron Paul 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    October 29, 2011 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
  20. paul

    I like Ron Paul I may change parties to vote for him

    October 29, 2011 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
  21. pismire

    The Paulsters and Paulistinians have voted. This is the only hope against Hope and Change. Dr. Paul will see us through. Anyone who thinks otherwise is drinking the coolaid. Take our country back people. Vote Paul!

    October 29, 2011 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm |
  22. rick

    Why is USA Today reporting he came in third wuth 12%

    October 29, 2011 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm |
  23. Misesiantexan

    Keep blacking it out, first they will ignore us, then they will ridicule us, then they will fight us, then we will win!

    Ron Paul 2012

    October 29, 2011 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  24. Toxic Zebra

    Ron Paul needs a sparkley partner – Palin and Paul would be pretty flashy in 2012 and Mit's deep-pocket'd Nixon era conglomerate underwriting the roll.

    October 29, 2011 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm |
  25. Rich

    People commenting on this article should really digest the content first–430 total votes from a fringe right wing group.
    Ron Paul is going no where. Look at the much more scientific poll out today–Cain at 24 and Romney at 23. I believe Ron Paul was some where around 12.

    October 29, 2011 10:09 pm at 10:09 pm |
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