April 10th, 2010
07:06 PM ET

Romney wins Southern GOP straw poll

Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney won a straw poll Saturday at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans.

Romney, who received 439 votes of 1,806 cast - or 24 percent of the ballots - defeated former presidential contender Ron Paul by a single vote.

Sarah Palin came in third, garnering 18 percent of the votes.

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  1. Surthurfurd

    So they like Romney care, government imposed healthcare coverage, if it is done at the state level?

    Ron Paul is far more consistent. Though I doubt his views on international relations would be accepted by the bulk of the remaining Republicans.

    Sarah Palin quit the responsibility of running Alaska for personal reasons.

    The Republican party has stumbled into following radicals. It is so bad, that they even denounce ideas proposed by Reagan. I want my party back, the party of Lincoln, not the party that celebrates the Confederacy.

    April 11, 2010 at 12:32 am | Report abuse |
  2. dean

    An all star lineup, but who's on third.

    April 11, 2010 at 2:23 am | Report abuse |
  3. Dan

    Perhaps southern Evangelicals are realizing that dismissing Mitt because of his religion was a mistake?

    April 11, 2010 at 3:00 am | Report abuse |
  4. Rush

    This is TOO cool. The GOP pick the guys whose Massachusetts healthcare plan became the modle for the Federal Plan (which the GOP SCREAMED WAS Socialist) as their GOP leader.

    Now, what's the word for people who protest something....but do it themselves....it's on the tip of my tongue.

    April 11, 2010 at 7:46 am | Report abuse |
  5. JonQWriter

    Why is Sarah Palin even on the list of people they could vote for? She's not even a legitimate consideration for the party's nomination.

    April 11, 2010 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
  6. M Schott

    Romney, clearly not the choice of the Republican insiders, evangelicals, and the dinosaur media, but by far the most qualified to be president. Our next president? YES!

    April 11, 2010 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
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