The 2012 sweepstakes

For those of you getting out your scorecards for the 2012 presidential nominating season, the "first" straw poll results are out — and I'm not talking about the sort-of-quadrennial Iowa GOP Straw Poll in Ames.

Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney won the presidential-preference straw poll at this past weekend's Conservative Political Action Conference in D.C.  It's the third straight win for Romney in the CPAC straw poll.  Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal was second.  Alaska Governor Sarah Palin tied for third with Texas Congressman Ron Paul.  Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich was fifth, followed by former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabeein sixth.  Jindal and Palin skipped CPAC.  The others named above were there.

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About O.Kay Henderson

O. Kay Henderson is the news director of Radio Iowa.


  1. Hope Romney makes it back in.