For the third straight year, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul has won the Conservative Political Action Conference’s annual presidential preference straw poll.
After getting more than double the votes of his opponents in a Republican straw vote in Florida over the weekend, businessman Herman Cain said the “voice of the people is more powerful than the voice of the media.”
Herman Cain, a pizza magnate seen as a minor candidate in a crowded field for the GOP nomination, scored an upset victory Saturday in the Republican Party of Florida’s Presidency 5 straw poll, raising questions about the standing of the two front-runners and the bellwether status of the fundraising event.
A crucial straw poll to be held Saturday in Central Florida could firmly entrench one of the 2012 GOP presidential candidates as the front-runner to face President Barack Obama next year.
GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney has announced that he doesn’t plan to compete in several straw polls including ones in Iowa and Florida.