Tuesday, February 9, 2010

CPAC Straw Poll 2010 - Who will win this time?

CPAC, the annual meeting of Conservative lawmakers, columnists, talk show hosts, activists, bloggers and potential candidates for elected office, will be held next weekend. Conservatives across America are watching in anticipation, as Senator DeMint, Hannah Giles, Marco Rubio and Glenn Beck will be in Washington, in addition to the all important straw poll.

The Conservative Political Action Conference is well known for their annual straw poll, in which the opinion of their Conservative attendees is gauged through a simple question, "Who would you vote for as the next Republican nominee for President", a leading indicator in Conservative opinion and political movement.

  • CPAC 2007 - Mitt Romney - 21%, Rudy Guiliani - 17%, Sam Brownback - 15%, Newt Gingrich - 14% and John McCain - 12%. Another choice - 21%
  • CPAC 2008 - Mitt Romney - 35%, John McCain - 34%, Mike Huckabee -12% and Ron Paul - 12%. Another choice - 7%
  • CPAC 2009 - Mitt Romney - 20%, Bobby Jindal - 14%, Ron Paul - 13%, Sarah Palin - 13%, Newt Gingrich - 10%, Mike Huckabee - 7% and Mark Sanford - 4%. Another choice - 15%
We have had numerous political earthquakes over the past twelve months, how will that effect the annual CPAC straw poll? As of now, I have no idea what the political opinion of CPAC will be.

Romney has entered complete political silence, Jindal has been involved with Louisiana affairs without dabbling into national politics, Paul is Paul, Palin has released a best selling book, Gingrich has alienated Conservatives across the land, Huckabee released a cop killer, Sanford is a whore and will Scott Brown receive some support.

I have no idea what's gonna happen! This could be one of the most interesting political polls to come out in 2010, because our Conservative movement was divided amongst seven candidates last Winter, however, the political climate has grown uncertain with the Presidential Primaries just under 22 months from now, in addition to several perspective candidates that were unknown last year.

I do know one thing, I am calling on all CPAC attendees to vote Senator Jim DeMint for the Republican nomination.

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Harrison said...

The GOP needs someone new. A fresh face, new ideas, a new agenda. Democrats never recycle their candidates, Republicans always do.

Mr. K said...

In complete agreement, which is why I support Senator DeMint for the GOP Nomination. CPAC is not THE indicator of things to come, but CPAC is A leading indicator of Conservative opinion and the movement overall.

I'm just curious as to if our fellow Conservatives are as conflicted as I think they are.

Anonymous said...

Ron Paul! What a speech he gave.