Monday, July 30, 2007

South Carolina Straw Poll Shows Thompson #1, Paul #2

Former Senator Fred Thompson won a GOP straw poll in South Carolina yesterday with 46% of the vote. Rep. Ron Paul finished second in the contest with 18%, edging out former Mass. Governor Mitt Romney with 17%. South Carolina is an early primary state, and Thompson forces have stacked a lot of chips on the contest- most observers say Thompson will all but skip the first two contests in Iowa and New Hampshire and focus on the deep-south state where he best resonates with voters.

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, that was a county poll done way on the coast. Yeah, a couple hundred voted, but Ron Paul has 1200 people giving him 16 standing ovations in Spartanburg last week. If the straw poll have been there the results might be flipped.

10:53 AM, July 30, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry, Rudy, but the charade is over.

Now, if McCain can just keep his campaign from disintegrating before he gets his matching federal campaign funds...

11:49 AM, July 30, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You don't seriously think McCain is going to make a comeback, do you?

11:56 AM, July 30, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Uh, no.

12:26 PM, July 30, 2007  
Blogger terrymcdermott said...

I think Ron Paul is going surprise the media.

9:38 PM, July 31, 2007  

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