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Ron Paul Wins Illinois Straw Poll - And 14 Others!

Reuters Reports: Ron Paul was declared the winner on Saturday of a weeklong Republican presidential straw poll in Democratic President Barack Obama's home state of Illinois.

Texas Congressman Paul won 52 percent of the combined 3,649 online and in-person votes cast between October 29 and Saturday evening. He won 66.5 percent of the votes cast over the Internet and 8 percent of those cast in person.


Also found on Reddit, Ron Paul has now won 15 straw polls:

CPAC, Phoenix Tea Party, Sacramento RLC, New Orleans RLC, Clay County Iowa, NH Young Republicans, Cincinnati Tea Party, California, Values Voter, RPLAC, Charleston County, Columbus, Des Moines Tally 1, Des Moines Tally 2, and (most recently) Illinois.

(But the media has been too busy destroying Herman Cain to notice.)

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ecorob's picture

We ARE steamrolling!

They can ignore us but the truth shall make us free!


sing it, james!

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

We haven't steam rolled

We haven't steam rolled anything until we start winning official primaries, caucuses, and get the delegates to the national convention to elect Paul as the nominee. The GOP and DEM machines are not going to role over without a fight. They have the media on their side and will do what they can to hinder us. Get in delegate line, do outreach, become a gop council member, go canvassing, and above all keep a list of the RP supporters you know so that we can get organized.

OMG...I found my 2007 straw poll stats

November 7, 2007 (exactly four years ago)

Paul had won 19 of 47 GOP straw polls (40.4%). And this was after a slow start since few knew of Paul before May 2007.

Of all the votes (approx 34,300), Paul had gotten the third most votes (5929). That is 17% of all the votes.


Compare that to now (2011 GOP straw polls):

Paul has won 15 of 38 straw polls (if you split up 10/29/11 Iowa) (39.5%).

Paul has gotten the MOST votes (12,163) of the approx total 47,123 votes. That is 26% of all votes. (The second most is Cain with only 8310 votes (18%))

Note that Paul has 46% more votes than Cain!


This all means that Paul is doing much better this go around. Also, notice that they had many less polls this year than in 2007. Ducking Paul much?

BTW: As of November 7, 2007, McCain had not won a single straw poll. By that logic, Perry, Gingrich, or Huntsman will be the next GOP candidate. Of the three, my money is on Perry. The powers that be can really stir up racism with Perry vs Obama.

Nice stats!

My TV told me Paul didn't win anything.

herp derp

Of all the votes (47,123), Paul has the most: 12,163 (26%)

Of all the GOP straw polls, Paul has gotten the most votes.

It's no wonder that Paul has won more straw polls than any other GOP candidate. Whether the poll is big or small, Paul gets more votes.

Second place goes to Cain with 8,310 votes (18% of all votes). After all these polls, Paul is solidly ahead.

With only a handful of GOP straw polls left, it is safe to say that Ron Paul has won the GOP primary debates!

My email blast to fellow republicans who don't support RP.

Ron Paul declared winner of Illinois Republican straw poll: More $ for the GOP.

How to raise money? Republican parties across the USA know a little secret and they are not telling you. But we will. The “top tier”, the “front runners” can’t get enthusiastic crowds to raise money for the local Republican Party by simply going out and voting for their candidate in a straw poll. Republican leaders hold “straw polls” and ask their local republicans in their town to come on out and “vote for your candidate”. The cost to vote may be a donation or it may be a flat fee of $5 or $25 or sometimes $250. What local republican leaders have learned is that republicans for Ron Paul turn out in droves and gladly pay up. They vote and the local Republican party wallet grows fat.

What does that say about Romney’s 20% or Cains’s 22% or Newt’s 12% base of support? It says that they “prefer” this one to the others, but for Ron Paul’s support it says “We Really Want our candidate badly”. Michelle Bachman who won the Iowa Straw Poll, had to hire a famous country singer and offer free food and tickets to her tent. Even then she won only by 153 votes over Ron Paul who provided no free entertainment or food. Herman Cain’s “big win” in Florida came because that was an expensive straw poll, costing voters $250 per ticket. Further, republicans could buy as many tickets as they wanted. Compare this straw poll to the California Straw Poll which cost the republican voter only $25 to vote and only one vote per person: Ron Paul won the California Republican Straw poll, but the media made little notice and talked endlessly about Cain’s “big win”.

And it’s not about the money to cast a vote either. Ron Paul wins nearly all on-line polls. Television networks of all kinds and especially Fox News routinely has used internet polls and asked their viewers to vote. Ron Paul always wins. What does it mean when you can’t get your supporters go simply go online and vote, costing your supporter zero dollars? It means that they are NOT that excited. It means “yea I sort of like that guy the most” when called for a national scientific poll with a margin of error a whopping 5%. That 5% means the door is wide open for anyone and it means the electorate can change their collective mind in a new York second: ask Rudy Giuliani.
Republicans who like Ron Paul want him so bad that internal surveys from the RP campaign show that “once a Paul supporter, always a Paul supporter”. Further, as in 2008, a Ron Paul supporter will not be voting for the GOP candidate winner. They will stay home on election day. Republicans that keep their attention are Ron Paul’s son, Rand Paul and Judge Napolitano.

What the National Press and the Republican party is not telling the average GOP supporter is this: Without your fellow Ron Paul Republicans, your candidate will need to cover that 12% loss in republican support. That is a nearly impossible task and makes an Obama reelection all the more likely.

When the 5 million republicans who support Ron Paul are surveyed, survey after survey shows that they think it makes little difference to them to elect a “conservative” Bush-tax-cuts supporting President Obama, or support a “liberal” Obamacare supporting Romney, or a tax raiser like Cain, or “conservative” with a proven history of supporting Big Government, despite Newt’s eloquent rhetoric to the contrary. To the average republican Ron Paul supporter, the Status Quo is what needs to be changed. They often see little difference between the two parties when it comes to fundamentally changing US Policy. Stemming from the Bush administration the policy of bailing out the rich, or as it’s called, “Socialism for the Rich, Capitalism for the Poor” bailout policy. This policy continues under President Obama and despite Romney, Cain, & Newt’s political rhetoric, they supported it at the time and support it now. If one listens closely one can tell that nothing fundamental will change when it comes to spending or taxation. This is why over 5 million estimated seasoned republican voters, voters who see in Ron Paul as the only true conservative in the race, will stay home on election day.

Will this make a difference on election day? It certainly will: ask John McCain.

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I heard Ron Paul won a straw poll?

As commentented on Politico today.

February - CPAC Straw Poll
1. Ron Paul (30%)
2. Mitt Romney (23%)

February 27, 2011 – Tea Party Straw Polls
1. Ron Paul (36%)
2. Herman Cain (16%)

March 20, 2011 – Republican Liberty Caucus of California Presidential Straw Poll
1. Ron Paul (17.8%)
2. Mitt Romney (10.9%)

June 16–18, 2011 – Republican Leadership Conference Straw Poll
1. Ron Paul (40.77%)
2. Jon Huntsman (25.45%)

June 19, 2011 - Iowa Republican Party Straw Poll
1. Ron Paul (25%)
2. Michele Bachmann (15%)

August 13, 2011 - Iowa Straw Poll
1. Michele Bachmann (4,823 votes/28.6%)
2. Ron Paul (4,671 votes/27.7%)

August 20, 2011 - New Hampshire Young Republicans Straw Poll
1. Ron Paul (45%)
2. Mitt Romney (10%)

August 27, 2011 - Georgia State GOP Straw Poll
1. Herman Cain (26%)
2. Ron Paul (25.7%)

September 12, 2011 - Cincinnati Tea Party Straw Poll
Pre debate, Ron Paul first, Rick Perry second.
Post debate, Ron Paul still first.
CNN did not release the full results of this poll, instead holding an online poll which OMITTED Ron Paul as a choice.

September 17 - California GOP Straw Poll
1. Ron Paul (44.9%)
2. Rick Perry (29.3%)

October 7–9, 2011 – Values Voter Straw Poll
1. Ron Paul (36.9%)
2. Herman Cain (22.5%)

October 13, 2011 - RPLAC Straw Poll
1. Ron Paul (53.4%)
2. Herman Cain (14.6%)

October 22, 2011 - Ohio GOP Swing State Straw Poll
1. Ron Paul (53.50%)
2. Herman Cain (25.47%)

November, 5th, 2011 - Illinois Straw Poll
1. Ron Paul (52%)
2. Herman Cain (18%)

Live Free or Die

Looks like its up to us

To advertise all these straw poll wins, 'cause no way is the mainstream media is going to!

Conscience does not exist if not exercised

"No matter how cynical you get, it's impossible to keep up!
---Lily Tomlin

The only one that mattered was "Florida"

You know the only "one" Ron lost to ANYONE...UGH!


Now with a fourth woman coming forward, I would think if Cain had any sense, he would spare his wife and drop out NOW. This woman is going to give a press release anytime now.


The Florida straw poll was

The Florida straw poll was only open to delegates. To be a delegate you had to register six months prior to the florida straw poll, then get selected from a lottery then pay a $180 fee and you could vote in the straw poll. Of all the polls the Florida straw poll was the least representative of anything.

Straw Poll Map Needed.

I would like to see a USA map, with each straw poll state or city highlighted. For each location, I would like to see a portrait of who won the straw poll, and also a small color-coded graph (like this one: http://ronpaulronpaul.com/img/2011-graph-500x833.jpg ) illustrating the various percentages. So if Ron Paul was "blue", you could quickly scan the map for "blue" to get an idea of the support he has. :-)

ACinMA's picture

There's a basic on on wiki


Fall River, Bristol County, Massachusetts

"When one gets in bed with government,
one must expect the diseases it spreads."
‎"It's not like I'm a powerful person. My ideas are."

What the? I never heard this in the news...

How could it be?

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ACinMA's picture

Ive been keeping up with these here:


Fall River, Bristol County, Massachusetts

"When one gets in bed with government,
one must expect the diseases it spreads."
‎"It's not like I'm a powerful person. My ideas are."

short video I'm picturing ...

... upbeat music
... straw poll graphics showing Paul crushing the field fade on screen
... slowly rising crescendo as win after win fades on screen
... final image holds as the music fades:


I'm happy we've won this much

but shame on America for not standing behind Paul 100%. He should win everything, if only because he is the ONLY anti-war candidate, and ending these horrific wars ought to be our top priority.

At this rate

Wouldn't it be easier to count the straw polls he hasn't won?

"Reason obeys itself; Ignorance submits to what is dictated to it." -Thomas Paine

LOL. That's what the LSM does.

They just publicize far and wide the few polls that RP doesn't win. And when he does win, it's a blackout.

"It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a rEVOLution before tomorrow morning." - Henry Ford

the establishment is gonna ...

... have to dredge up some new candidate droids 'cuz the stuff they sellin' smells funny.

Who is Ron Paul?

Never heard of him.