Oconee GOP Straw Poll Results

The Oconee County Republican Party held a Presidential Straw Poll at its “Remember Next November: Spread the Red” Fall Fundraiser on Sunday, November 6, 2011, exactly one year before the 2012 Presidential General Election. Results follow:

Herman Cain: 35% (15 votes)
Newt Gingrich: 28% (12 votes)
Mitt Romney: 18% (8 votes)
Rick Perry: 17% (7 votes)
Gary Johnson: 1% (1 vote)
Undecided: 1% (1 vote)

Michele Bachmann, Jon Huntsman, Ron Paul, Buddy Roemer and Rick Santorum appeared on the ballot and received no votes.

Secretary of State Brian Kemp, Attorney General Sam Olens and Public Service Commissioner Tim Echols addressed the group. In 10th Congressional district news, candidate Stephen Simpson and former Congressman Mac Collins, who is exploring a bid for the new 10th Congressional District, both spoke.

Voting was open to anyone who paid $10 to attend the fundraiser and Oconee County Chairman Jay Hanley estimated that 60 people attended.

With a sample size of 44 respondents, the straw poll has a margin of error of 14.77 points at the 95% confidence level.

Interestingly, I read on facebook about a South Dakota straw poll that produced similar results:

Herman Cain 35%
Newt Gingrich 23%
Mitt Romney 20%
Rick Perry 7%
Ron Paul 5%
Michele Bachmann 4%
Rick Santorum 3%
Jon Huntsman 0%


  1. Engineer says:

    Less than 50 voters for a straw poll? I’m not sure how much I’d put into a poll with such a small group.

    • kyleinatl says:

      He has too much common sense to ever actually appeal to the idiotic GOP base that votes in primaries.

  2. Herb says:

    With duds such as these, the only thing Dems need to worry about is holding the Senate in 2012 and 2014 and the White House in 2016(It’s a foregone conclusion the Dems will win back the House).

  3. Doug Grammer says:

    Silver and Gold banquet straw poll results:
    Michelle Bachman 1,
    Herman Cain 74,
    Newt Gingrich 68,
    Jon Huntsman 2,
    Ron Paul 0,
    Rick Perry 9,
    Mitt Romney 11,
    Rick Santorum 0

    ….did I mention Ron Paul 0?

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