The Results Are In….Bachmann and Paul Pull Off Top Spots in Iowa Straw Poll

Bookmark and Share   The results are in and the winner is Minnesots Congresswoman Michele Bachmann.

The final numbers are as follows;

Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (4823, 28.55%)
Congressman Ron Paul (4671, 27.65%)
Governor Tim Pawlenty (2293, 13.57%)
Senator Rick Santorum (1657, 9.81%)
Herman Cain (1456, 8.62%)
Governor Rick Perry (718, 3.62%) write-in
Governor Mitt Romney (567, 3.36%)
Speaker Newt Gingrich (385, 2.28%)
Governor Jon Huntsman (69, 0.41%)
Congressman Thad McCotter (35, 0.21%) 

The person who can have a big sigh of relief here is Tim Pawlenty.  pawlenty’s ability to pull off a third place showing adds a little validity to his continuing his campaign.  Anothershowing here came from Rick Santorum, who many thought might easily overcome Herman Cain. 

So what does this all mean?  Nothing really.  That is not to take anything away from Bachmann’s win.  She did a good job and now hows what George H. W. Bush once called “the Big Mo”.   But the bottomline is that Bachmann is likely to win Iowa, while Mitt Romney is likely to win New Hampshire.  Leaving South Carolina to anyone.  And Texas Governor Rick Perry hoping is that he is that “someone, which is why he chose to announce his presidential candidacy in the Palmetto State today, of all days.  

Of course none of this is set in stone.  Perry still has a chance to beat both Bachmann and Romney in Iowa.  He was not even an announced candidate and had done absolutely no campaigning and yet he still pulled off a 6th place showing with a write-in voteBut ultimately the real frontrunners in the race for the Republican presidential nomination may not be established until after Florida, the fourth nomination contest in the process.

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2 Responses

  1. Bachmann won by .9% of the vote that’s HUGE considering Ron Paul gets next to no media coverage. I also might add in that Dr. Paul wants to end the war and gets more donations from the military then all the other candidates combined.

    • Oh well, I guess after nearly three decades in office as a career politician who has accomplished ABSOLUTELY NOTHING, in all that time, I guess rational people can’t really take Ron Paul seriously. As for the distortion of figures that you use in your attempt to exploit the military to your advantage, I suggest that you speak to some of those who are actually defending the country on the fields of battle if they believe that their effort to secure liberty should just be dropped and forgotten. Those of you who think that that what happens in the rest of the world has no effect on the United Styates and the defense of this nation need to have two 747’s flown into your homes in order to gegt some sense knocked in to your heads. Put Ron Paul where he belongs………… a senior citizens faciltiy for the delusional.

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