Monday, August 01, 2011

2012 update: Colorado Straw Poll – Cain Bests with 48%, Romney at 10%, Perry Takes Second Place.


Herman Cain, GOP Candidate 2012: image: theblackconservative.org

From: the Washington Times Herman Cain, businessman and GOP Presidential Candidate for 2012, had a commanding lead in the Western Christian Summit, straw poll, at 48% of the votes.

The Summit which was sponsored by Colorado Christian University, took place in Denver. The sold out Summit included speakers: Herman Cain, Rick Perry, Mark Steyn, Dennis Prager, John Bolton, Juan Williams, Dick Morris, Arthur Brooks, and Pat Caddell among others.

For a full list of the scheduled speakers visit www.ccu.edu/centennial/events/wcsummitlive.asap
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Although Straw polls can be indicative of a candidate’s strength or weakness within a certain demographic, they can be exclusionary of other demographics in a State and or Party, as these are paid events. That said it is not surprising that Herman Cain won the straw poll, but that Mitt Romney, who is usually strong in Western States, came in behind Texas Governor, Rick Perry, who has yet to announce his intent to run.

At another Conservative Summit held this weekend, Smart Girl Politics Straw Poll, saw Cain come in second to Michelle Bachman. Although early in the process, what one sees in Herman Cain is an individual businessman with no ties to Washington. This may be why the strongest polling numbers are currently being pulled by those who have either been Governor’s or strong in Business, the exception: Michelle Bachman, a U.S. Congresswoman, and is an attorney, with a focus on: taxes.

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