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Ron Paul Wins Five Straw Polls, Mainstream Media Remains Silent

Posted by Chris Brunner at August 23, 2007 05:28 AM

Whether it’s Washington, Alabama, New Hampshire, or South Carolina, the message is the same. We want our freedom, our rights, our money, and our country back, and we’re willing to do whatever it takes to make it happen. Thousands are driving from all over their states to show support resulting in straw poll victories for Ron Paul with percentages as high as 81%. Dr. Paul has placed in a total of 16 straw polls now, tying him with Romney and thrusting him far beyond Giuliani in terms of visible support, and not a word about the trend can be heard from the mainstream media. To put this into perspective, there were over 4,800 articles in the mainstream media about the Iowa straw poll in which Mitt Romney spent over $200,000 ensuring his win, while there are a whopping 162 mainstream articles combined from all five straw polls in which Ron Paul was victorious. Most of these mentions are no more than a one-senence blurb incorporated into an article about a more general topic. But, this is the Internet, and we have access to the truth:

Straw Poll Victories
FIRST PLACE (5)
New Hampshire Taxpayers, July 7 ~ 1st 65.3%
North Carolina, Gaston GOP, August 13, ~ 1st 36.6%
New Hampshire, Stafford, NH, August 18 ~ 1st 72.7%
Alabama, August 18 ~ 1st 81.2%
Washington State, August 21 ~ 1st 28.1%

SECOND PLACE (5)
Utah GOP, June 12, 2nd 5.4%
LibertyPapers.org conference, June 16 ~ 2nd 16.7%
Georgia, Cobb Co. GOP, July 4 ~ 2nd 17%
South Carolina, Georgetown Co., July 28 ~ 2nd 18%
West Lafayette, Indiana, August 18 ~ 2nd 11.7%

 

 

 

Number of Times Placing In Top Three

Candidate First Second Third Total
Ron Paul 5 5 6 16
Mitt Romney 4 6 6 16
Fred Thompson 10 4 0 14
Rudy Giuliani 0 3 2 5
Mike Huckabee 0 2 3 5
Duncan Hunter 0 1 3 4
Sam Brownback 1 0 1 2
John McCain 1 0 1 2
Tommy Thompson 0 1 0 1
John Cox 0 0 0 0
Jim Gilmore 0 0 0 0
Tom Tancredo 0 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0 0

Source: Oklahomans for Ron Paul

Clearly, it’s up to us to get the word out. Join your local meetup, talk to family, friends, and co-workers. This is our one chance to save our country. Let’s make it happen!

We appreciate you!

Successfully yours,

Christopher S. Lawton

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  1. Brian
    08/31/2007 at 8:13 pm

    This list has an error. Indiana was 4th= not 2nd. And some newer 1st places:
    Compilation of 20 Republican Straw Polls since June 1, 2007.
    Results for Ron Paul:

    FIRST (7)
    New Hampshire Taxpayers, July 7 ~ 1st 61.9% (182/294)
    North Carolina, Gaston Co. GOP, August 13, ~ 1st 36.6% (15/41)
    New Hampshire, Strafford Co., August 18 ~ 1st 72.7% (208/286)
    West Alabama, August 18 ~ 1st 81.2% (216/266)
    Washington State, South Sound Ronald Reagan Republican Club, August 21 ~ 1st 28.1% (40/160)
    Georgia, DeKalb Co. August 24 ~ 1st 23.8% (20/84)
    Pennsylvania, Allegheny Co. August 26 ~ 1st 45.9% (28/61)

    SECOND (4)
    Utah GOP, June 12, 2nd 5.4% (70/1295)
    National Taxpayers Union, June 16 ~ 2nd 16.7% (NA)
    Georgia, Cobb Co. GOP, July 4 ~ 2nd 17% (42/247)
    South Carolina, Georgetown Co., July 28 ~ 2nd 17.9% (40/223)

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