Fred wins another Straw Poll.

At the 9th District GOP Convention this past Saturday, a Presidential Straw Poll was held. Here are the results (source):

Results — Out of 188 ballots cast:

1. Fred Thompson — 116 votes
2. Newt Gingrich — 47 votes
3. Rudy Guiliani — 12
4. Mitt Romney — 7
5. Jim Gilmore — 3
6. Huckabee, McCain and Paul — l
vote each
7. Receiving zero votes: Sam
Brownback, Duncan Hunter, Tom
Tancredo, and Tommy Tompson

Write in votes: Ted Nugent, Condi
Rice, Congressman Nathan Deal
( looks like our Congressman is in
good company ;- )


  1. drjay says:

    be careful of politicos bearing straw polls–i could very easily end up supporting DA branch if he runs–but i remember all the straw polls phil gramm won in 96–and huckabee won one at the county convention in spartanburg sc the same day this straw occurred…

  2. buzzbrockway says:

    Here’s what I received from the Huckabee campaign:

    Spartanburg County, SC – Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee beat out Republican competition Saturday by more than 400 points at the Spartanburg County convention, reflecting growing momentum for his possible 2008 White House bid in South Carolina. Huckabee pulled in 3522 points, followed by Rudy Guiliani with 3161.

    Huckabee also came in second place in a straw poll in Greenville County with 111 votes. Mitt Romney placed first with 132.

  3. GAWire says:

    You know there were three CRs in the audience who were just giggling as all get out about their 3 ballots for Jim Gilmore.

  4. Holly says:

    The last several Republican presidential candidates who have gone on to win the White House have all won the SC primary, so that’s why they’re so hyped about the straw polls.

    I think it’s far too early to tell, but I understand the Huckabee campaign wanting to make it a big deal.

  5. JasonW says:

    Why yes, yes she does. And i’m sorry…I will never speak French again. But I stand by the rest of my comment.

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