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Iowa Straw Poll results: Mitt Romney winner

 The Iowa Straw Poll results are finally out, the winner is Mitt Romney, Ron Paul comes 5th as predicted by

Iowa Straw Poll results: Mitt Romney winner The Iowa Straw Poll was a very important test, mostly for the second-tier Republicans. With tow of the leaders in the race, Rudy Giuliani and John McCain not present at the Ames Straw Poll, it was all about Mitt Romney.

 And for many of the Republican candidates it was a "make or break" situation, for example, Tommy Thompson stated before the poll that if he does not come out first or second - he will drop out of the race. The Iowa Straw Poll would bring an end to the Presidential hopes of many other GOP candidates. Meanwhile supporters of Ron Paul had sought to block voting, arguing that vote-counting machines had fundamental weaknesses, but a federal judge refused to grant an injunction on Friday. The matter was appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit, which on Saturday upheld the ruling.

 After a long delay, due to what was reported to be a voting machine malfunction (what do you know?!?), the Iowa Straw Poll results were announced here are the numbers:

Mitt Romney - 31%

Mike Huckabee - 18.1%

Sen. Sam Brownback with 2192 votes and 15.3%

Tom Tancredo with 1961 votes, 13.7%

Ron Paul with 1305 votes, and 9.1%

Tommy Thompson, 1,009 votes, 7.3%

Fred Thomson with 231 votes

Rudy Giuliani with 183 votes

Duncan Hunter with 174 votes

John McCain with 101 votes

John Cox with 41 votes

Here are two videos from the Iowa Straw Poll. First video, watch Mitt Romney discussing the Ames Straw Poll:


Watch a video from Ron Paul's tent at the straw poll:


Published on 08/11/2007

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