Monday, March 2, 2009

CPAC Notes

Probably one of the most discussed things after a regular CPAC is the strawpoll results. For what it is worth, here are the results.

For the third straight year, Mitt Romney won the CPAC presidential
preference straw poll with 20% of the vote. Bobby Jindal finished with 14%, just
ahead of Ron Paul and Sarah Palin, who got 13% each.

CPAC over the years has drawn a younger crowd of student activists. (57% of the respondents to the Fabrizio-McLaughlin poll were between 18 and 25.)

Newt Gingrich finished with 10%, Mike Huckabee 7%, Mark Sanford 4%, Rudy Giuliani 3%, Tim Pawlenty 2%, Charlie Crist 1%, and 9% said they were undecided.

Just 55% said they were satisfied with the potential GOP 2012 field; 44% said they wished the Republicans had a better field.

To show just how conservative this crowd was, 95% said they disapproved of the job President Obama was doing -- 80%, in fact, said they “strongly disapproved.”Of the job Republicans are doing in Congress, 70% said they approve.

Also while there were a number of amazing speakers at CPAC, this clip from Rush Limbaugh's speech in which he defines conservativism is definitely priceless

Also something that is very important to hear at CPAC, here is Mike Huckabee's defense of social consevativism.

1 comment:

Benjamin said...

Does anyone actually take Mitt Romney seriously? I mean, he tried to stack the Iowa Straw Poll. After that, who cares what polls he wins, he probably stacked this one, too.