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

    Well, at least CNN has reported on it (thanks Shannon), but nothing at all at except an article saying Iowa is up for grabs by Romney, Perry or Cain, and after all of the other candidates are mentioned, it quickly adds, "... and Ron Paul is a factor." And that's it.

    October 29, 2011 08:41 pm at 8:41 pm |
  2. nevadasmith

    Can somebody get me two tickets to PRESIDENT RON PAUL'S INAUGURAL PARTY please. Can't miss that,right?

    October 29, 2011 08:42 pm at 8:42 pm |
  3. russ

    RON PAUL 2012! He is our last hope!

    October 29, 2011 08:42 pm at 8:42 pm |
  4. Charlie in Maine

    Ron Paul is right abot the Iraq war and he has been since the start. Barack Obama is right about the Iraq war and he has been from the start and he is not a nut-job in every other area. Case closed.

    October 29, 2011 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
  5. ron jr.

    so, 82% just means he has alot of relatives in Iowa.

    October 29, 2011 08:46 pm at 8:46 pm |
  6. Andrew

    Ron Paul will be elected President in 2012 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    October 29, 2011 08:46 pm at 8:46 pm |
  7. Educator 36

    save an endangered specie: let the Rhinos come charging back

    October 29, 2011 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  8. Charles

    Keep up the good work, working for Ron Paul and bringing our troops home!

    October 29, 2011 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  9. normalice

    ooh, i hope he grills obama on marijuana during the debates...

    October 29, 2011 08:53 pm at 8:53 pm |
  10. nick

    I was in a parade for Nevada Day today and we (Ron Paul) had the biggest support of any candidate. It was a great time and I heard only positive comments for Ron out on the street.

    This straw Poll is nice to add to the very upbeat day Liberty and peace are the pathways to a better economy and a safer homeland.

    October 29, 2011 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  11. Monty from Spring, TX

    Governor Perry, I voted for Ron Paul, I've met Ron Paul, I know Ron Paul. Ron Paul is a friend of mine. Governor Perry you're no Ron Paul.

    October 29, 2011 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |
  12. RillyKewl

    430 people? Thats a sampling? You gotta be kidding me. A hundred people in the other poll?
    I mean, thats nice for Old Ron Paul, but, y'know, um... I've got more people than that outside my window shoveling snow today. Oh well, congrats on your victory there, little buddy. Good luck on your road to the, uh, the House. Whichever house.

    October 29, 2011 08:58 pm at 8:58 pm |
  13. John Dean

    LOLZ! Watch the heads of Neocons and Socialists everywhere explode! Down with the banksters, up with Ron Paul!

    October 29, 2011 09:01 pm at 9:01 pm |
  14. Hwt123

    When Ron Paul polls over 20 percent, you can call him president Paul..He will snowball

    October 29, 2011 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  15. Jordan

    This is great news! I don't know if he can win popular support nationwide, but he is the only candidate that strikes me as always honest. Live the liberty quote above!

    October 29, 2011 09:06 pm at 9:06 pm |
  16. Gloria Carroll

    Dr Ron Paul is the only presidential candidate with a serious spending cut plan. He is the MAN. He stand firm on his principles and conviction. He can not be bought by corporatist. He is for sound money and less government. Go Ron Paul 2012. RESTORE AMERICA only by Dr Ron Paul.

    October 29, 2011 09:06 pm at 9:06 pm |
  17. RillyKewl

    Ron Paul supporters, numbering in the dozens!

    October 29, 2011 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  18. Tara news I have heard all day.

    October 29, 2011 09:11 pm at 9:11 pm |
  19. Kirkincho

    Ron Paul equals death for the middle class.

    October 29, 2011 09:13 pm at 9:13 pm |
  20. John

    I just polled 1 person and Ron Paul had 0 percent of the vote. Sampling error /-0%.

    October 29, 2011 09:13 pm at 9:13 pm |
  21. George

    Ladies and gentlemen, I give you, the next President of the United States, Mr. Ron Paul.

    October 29, 2011 09:13 pm at 9:13 pm |
  22. George

    The only problem is, the people of Iowa are some of the dumbest creatures on the planet.

    October 29, 2011 09:14 pm at 9:14 pm |
  23. Phil

    Ron Paul 2012! I only wished that people would have listened to Paul decades ago, we would NOT be in this mess... !

    October 29, 2011 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  24. KoZ

    I'm surprised CNN reported this. Since when did the main stream media deal in unbiased facts?

    October 29, 2011 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
  25. Jack

    Who Is Ron Paul???

    October 29, 2011 09:19 pm at 9:19 pm |
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