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'Values Voters' pick Rep. Mike Pence for president

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posted on Sep, 18 2010 @ 08:25 PM

Congressman Mike Pence (R-Ind.) came out on top of a presidential straw poll held at the Family Research Council's 'Values Voter' Summit in Washington, DC this weekend. Pence also won the straw poll for vice president.

Pence, who received 24 percent of the vote, edged out former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckbee -- a social conservative favorite -- who received 22 percent.

To some, who view Pence as primarily a fiscal conservative, his victory over Huckabee came as a surprise.

Here are the results:

Rep. Mike Pence, R-Ind. (24%)

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (22%)

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (13%)

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (10%)

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (7%)

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum (5%)

Sen. Jim DeMint (5%)

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (2%)

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels (2%)

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (2%)

Sen. John Thune, R-S.D. (2%)

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell - 1 percent

Former Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio (1%)

Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Il. (1%A)

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (1%)

Rep. Ron Paul, R-Tex. (1%)

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (less than 1%)

I doubt any of us would believe that Ron Paul would have even come in the top 5. It was funny to see Palin only won 7% and it is scary when someone beats out Mike Huckabee on being a Social Conservative.

posted on Sep, 18 2010 @ 10:31 PM
One thing to keep in mind here is that some of those people didn't attend the event, and those that didn't speak obviously aren't going to poll all that well. In that respect, its really not all that meaningful in the grand scheme of things.

That said, I do think Pence would be a very solid candidate for the GOP if he decided to run in 2012, with perhaps only Paul Ryan being stronger.

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