U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, on Saturday won a straw poll for president on the final day of the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington.
He got 31 percent of the vote. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who won the straw poll the past three years, was second with 22 percent and former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin with 7 percent.
The straw poll provides an early window into who conservative activists believe should be the next GOP nominee.
I agree with Eric Boehlert: It would be swell if CPAC were to hold one of these conventions every weekend. It’s great TV.