Ron Paul, Obama Big Winners in Illinois State University Straw PollSubmitted by telepathic on Fri, 11/04/2011 - 07:38
NORMAL – If local college students had their way, the 2012 race would be between President Barack Obama and Republican U.S. Rep. Ron Paul.
That’s according to a new straw poll, sponsored by Illinois State University’s American Democracy Project, which surveyed 426 students.
The GOP part of the poll was won by Paul, a Texas Republican, who took 35 percent of the vote. Next were former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (19 percent) and businessman Herman Cain (16 percent).
ISU professor Steve Hunt said it’s no surprise. He said Paul’s message – from economics to an antiwar foreign policy – resonates with young voters.