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How Do You Rig a Straw Poll?

After finishing second to Mitt Romney in a straw poll at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C., presidential candidate Rick Santorum insinuated on Sunday that Romney had gamed the vote. “I don’t try to rig straw polls,” Santorum sniped. How, exactly, does a candidate rig a straw poll?
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Romney Wins CPAC Poll, Palin Finishes Fourth

News : Huffington Post (6 years ago)

In the first strong indication of where conservative hearts lie for the 2012 presidential race, Mitt Romney won the Conservative Political Action Conference straw poll on Saturday, earning the backing of 20 percent of the crowd. It ... Read Post

Catching up with CPAC: Rush thrills conservatives, Romney wins straw poll

US Politics / US Elections : On Politics (6 years ago)

The Conservative Political Action Conference -- which The New York Times calls a kind of Woodstock for conservatives -- ended over the weekend with Mitt Romney winning a straw poll and Rush Limbaugh delivering a rousing finale. Romn... Read Post

Conservatives begin voting on their 2012 favorite

US Politics / US Elections : CNN Political Ticker (6 years ago)

John McCain finished fifth in the 2007 CPAC Straw Poll. WASHINGTON (CNN) — One of the highlights of this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference will be the annual CPAC Straw Poll, in which conference attendees will vote on ... Read Post


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