Ron Paul Wins NH Straw Poll
The Texas congressman won Saturday’s New Hampshire Young Republicans Straw Poll by a commanding margin
Ron Paul got a great birthday present Saturday, as the 76-year-old defeated 11 other Republicans in Saturday’s New Hampshire Young Republicans Straw Poll.
Paul, a congressman from Texas, won a commanding 45 percent of the vote and bested runner-up Mitt Romney by 35 percent votes despite not actually attending the event, which was held in New Castle and also included a lobster bake.
There were 302 ballots cast Saturday, and the full vote results are as follows, in the order the candidates were listed on the ballot: Jon Huntsman – 3 percent ; Herman Cain – 5 percent; Rick Perry – 8 percent; Fred Karger – 0 percent ; Paul – 45 percent; Mitt Romney – 10 percent; Thaddeus McCotter – 8 percent; Rick Santorum – 3 percent; Michele Bachmann – 5 percent; Buddy Roemer – 3 percent; Gary Johnson – 6 percent; and Newt Gingrich – 1 percent.