Mitt Romney Wins Straw Poll & Maine

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Mitt Romney won the CPAC straw poll with 38%. Santorum came in at 31%. My guess is people are zeroing in on the candidate they think can win against Obama. That should be the goal for anyone to the right of center.

CNN: Mitt Romney wins CPAC straw poll with 38% of the votes, according to the Washington Times; Rick Santorum is second with 31%.

The straw poll is the climax of the three-day Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, which is considered to be the most influential gathering of conservative leaders and activists. It will close Saturday with an address by former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, former Massachusetts Gov. Romney and former Pennsylvania Sen. Santorum addressed the conference on Friday. U.S. Rep. Ron Paul of Texas was invited but was instead campaigning in Maine, which will announce the results of its caucuses later Saturday.

Mitt Romney won Maine with 39%.
Mitt Romney 2,190 39.2%
Ron Paul 1,996 35.7%
Rick Santorum 989 17.7%
Newt Gingrich 349 6.2%
Other 61 1.1%