Friday, August 12, 2011

Ron Paul Wins Online Iowa Straw Poll

Ron Paul has won the first-ever online Iowa straw poll. he captured 44% of the over 6,000 votes cast in an online poll sponsored by Iowa Congressman Tom Latham's campaign.

The results of the two-week online poll (located at: were announced one day before Saturday's Ames Straw Poll, which is considered by most as the first real test of a presidential candidate's organizational strength in Iowa.

The results of the online poll are below:

1st - Ron Paul with 44% of the unique online votes

2nd - Herman Cain 16%

3rd - Michele Bachmann 10%

4th - Rick Perry 8%

5th - (TIE) Tim Pawlenty and Mitt Romney 5%

7th - Sarah Palin 4%

8th - "Someone Else" 3%

9th - Rick Santorum 2%

10th - (Tie) Jon Huntsman and Newt Gingrich with 1% of the unique online votes

The Iowa Republican Straw Poll will take place Saturday in Ames, Iowa on the campus of Iowa State University.

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