Sunday, March 01, 2009

Romney wins the CPAC straw poll

It's way too early. Don't bet your lunch money on straw polls 3 years before the campaign starts.

Nevertheless, I was happy to see Mitt Romney lead the CPAC straw poll:

"While hardly a scientific poll, the CPAC straw vote offers early insight into conservatives’ thinking as Republicans find themselves shut out of power in the White House and Congress for the first time in 16 years.

And Romney's victory will give some credence to growing sentiment that he has quietly put himself in strong position for the 2012 contest after losing to John McCain last year.

Romney took 20 percent of the vote, followed by Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal with 14 percent,

Texas Rep. Ron Paul with 13 percent,

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin with 13 percent,

former House Speaker Newt Gingrich with 10 percent

and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee with 7 percent.

Others on the ballot included South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and Florida Gov. Charlie Crist.

Nine percent were undecided."

Frankly, I thought that Huckabee would do a lot better. He has been very visible lately, from a TV show to a daily radio commentary.

Again, it does not mean much but a Romney-Jindal ticket looks like a winner in 2012!


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