Ames Straw Poll

2012 Presidential Electio Ames Straw Poll Michele Bachmann - 5085099264
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Straw Poll Results of the Day: Rep. Michele Bachmann was declared the winner of the Ames GOP straw poll, securing her first place with a total of 4,823. Bachmann edged out her closest competitor, Congressman Ron Paul, by 152 votes.

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty was second runner-up with 2,293 votes, closely followed by Rick Santorum (1,657) and Herman Cain (1,456). Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who