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Illinois Straw Poll Results

1. Mitt Romney – 40.35%
2. Fred Thompson – 19.96%
3. Ron Paul – 18.87%
4. Rudy Giuliani – 11.61%
5. John McCain – 4.12%
6. Mike Huckabee – 3.04%
7. Sam Brownback – 1.08%
8. Duncan Hunter - .65%
9. Tom Tancrado - .33%


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Illinois straw poll

Wow! Good showing, but why is Fred Thompson still showing anything when he hasn't even announced? Is there something we should know about this? I know Ronald Reagan was an actor but this is ridiculous! Congressman Paul has spent a large portion of his life in the trenches doing yeomans' work while this idiot starred in a few films. Somehow it doesn't seem fair.

Not to worry

These results, by and large were made by republican party loyalists. Let's not forget all the democrats and third party folks that are inspired by RP's message. Let us also not forget all the folks that have'nt participated in this process for years out of discust (me). They're truly inspired as well. I know it's going to be a tooth and nail struggle to the bitter end but I'm begining to believe we may make history here.


If you study the Online Rally, you will see a huge number, and I mean huge, (like you and me) that haven't voted in a long time out of disgust, and were or are Independents, and that will vote this time around. Not to mention the people from other parties that love him.

If we keep pushing and the votes are counted properly, RON PAUL WILL WIN!

Bob W., Naples, FL

Bob W., Naples, FL

# of votes cast

FYI . . . 922 votes were cast in this poll - pretty pathetic.


Oh my, how did that person come in 3rd? It cant be possible. Oh, thats right... The senior representative was not a Romney patsy?
It will only keep growing for Ron Paul folks.....

i can see the bottom 5

i can see the bottom 5 dropping out soon. the only reason tancredo and brownback did so well in iowa is because they bussed people in. This time they had no money to do this and show thier true colors. they are DONE! if mitt keeps this up he will run out of money too. hunter might as well hang it up too and what happened to the mighty roar of huckabee? makes me kinda wonder about the legitamcy of the iowa straw poll recount. giving romney the votes would have looked suspisciuos but maybe they gave them to huckabee,brownback, and tancredo. but we will never know and i dont care because this looks like a more accurate showing considering romney bought the poll again.


Sad that the Illinois GOP misspelled Tancredo's name. I realize that you simply copy and pasted from their website. Go Ron Paul!

Someone please tell me

How is it NON-candidate Fred Thompson is in the straw polls????? Is it even legal being he's a NON-candidate to be in these polls? What's the point of announcing one is running for president and hiring staff when you've got Orwellian NON-Candidate Fred Thompson getting massive mass media exposure and is even in the polls for FREE? What am I missing folks? And please don't tell me "sour grapes". It's a fair question. I think Ron Paul did great in Illinois.

He's included in national polls

Criteria for this poll was that one had received at least (I think it was) 5% in national polls or had participated in the nationally televised debates. With that, Chicago businessman John Cox, who participated in Ames last week, was excluded. The rules are arbitrary.

shouldnt be there either

fred thompson shouldnt have been on the national polls either, especially if ron paul wasnt included in alot of them

I apreciate your attempt primo1

But I'm not understanding how a NON-Candidate merits the national polls. What's the point of announcing a run, paying the fees, hiring staff and having to play by the rules when a NON-candidate isn't spending a dime and getting massive exposure? How is this legal?

No ethics

Legal? That's tough. I believe it's more the ethics that are questionable. The good news is that people are, in increasing numbers, opting for the clarity of the Ron Paul campaign.

Re: legality...

It's a straw poll for the Illinois Repub party. Legal?! Why should the law be involved? The point of paying fees and playing by the rules is bureaucracy. Why do you think someone should have to pay to be considered? The Republican party wants Thompson to run, he's announced he's going to announce, so they're including him. Why do you have a problem with that? You sound like a Democrat, trying to limit others' freedom...

http://www.jimmyliberty.com loves Ron Paul

how can they say

how can they say giuliani is a front runner when he hasnt won a single straw poll yet? as a matter of fact his numbers suck for all the hype he gets from msm. well ron paul is looking good went from 9% to 18 almost 19% excellent

RP holds his own against Romney riches!

In the 30-minute window I was there, I saw exclusively RP and Rudy signage and t-shirts. I read on Springfield's Capitol Blog that Romney again bussed in tons of supporters. It hardly seems fair; however, RP definitely held his own and can view it as a victory. For the Illinois GOP chairperson to say the party is "united" is really a joke!