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PaGOP Straw Poll: We’re For Rick 2012

At the PA GOP’s State Committee meeting on Friday night, a 2012 Presidential straw poll was held.

No big surprise at the top, with Santorum having the home field advantage…

Santorum 138
Romney 98
Perry 71
Huntsman 21
Paul 18
Cain 16
Gingrich 14
Bachmann 12

Only 12 for Michelle Bachmann? Maybe that anti-vaccination insanity had a stronger effect that I thought.

September 17, 2011 at 1:53 am
5 comments »
  • September 17, 2011 at 6:46 pmDonna Rode

    I was in attendance at last night’s Straw Poll, and the numbers that were announced there do not match many of the ones you have listed. For instance, Ron Paul was announced as having garnered 18% of the vote, which translates to roughly 70 votes out of a total of 388 voters; Rick Perry was announced as receiving 17% of the votes which translates to 66% of the votes. Can someone explain this discrepancy?

  • September 17, 2011 at 6:57 pmDonna Rode

    Several other anomalies that surfaced when Penn-Live.com reported last night that Rick Perry came in second at 18%. I commented to them that they should re-check their figures, because that is not what was announced. Much to my surprise, The Patriot-News changed their story in the morning edition to Mitt Romney claiming 2nd place with 25% of the votes. When you tally up Rick Santorum at 36%; Mitt Romney at 25%; Ron Paul at 18%; Rick Perry at 17%; Michele Bachman at 3%, you have 99% without any numbers for Huntsman, Cain or Gingrich. It would be greatly appreciated if someone could explain this numbers game to me.

  • September 17, 2011 at 8:40 pmRonPaul2012

    Three people attending agree your numbers are way off. It was Santorum in first with %37, Ron Paul in second with 18%, Perry 17%, Romney farther down. Santorum was “almost” endorsed the whole evening with his wife being a featured speaker and 3 of his children present.

  • September 18, 2011 at 1:19 amAlexC

    My math works out the same as this Politico article:
    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0911/63730.html

    “Santorum, the two-term Pennsylvania senator, won 36 percent of the vote from state committee members, beating Mitt Romney’s 25 percent and Rick Perry’s 18 percent. No one else here cracked double-digits.”

    My source tells me I had the Huntsman / Perry numbers swapped. Huntsman had 21 votes and Paul had 18 votes. Not percent. Votes.

    I have update the post to reflect that.

  • September 23, 2011 at 10:57 pmJohn Lewandowski

    Alex, it looks like you’ll get more traffic to PAWatercooler if you point out more Ron Paul polling data that isn’t corrupted by abusing internet and phone polls. Then the freaks will show up and blast you for not worshipping their candidate. Like this:

    What do you mean only 10% of Republicans want Ron Paul as the candidate??? What evil lies!!!! Ron Paul got 80 trillion votes in the last internet poll, beating Rick Perry and Romney by over 79.999 trillion votes!!!

    Ron Paul for the Retirement Home 2012

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