Ron Paul Pwns Alabama Straw Poll


Nobody's paying much attention to the Alabama Straw Poll, but Ron Paul just got 216 of 266 votes there—81 percent of the total.

Some caveats: It was much smaller than the Iowa or Illinois straw polls, smaller than the last Alabama poll in 1999 (won by Alan Keyes) and Mitt Romney didn't even bother to try and buy it. It was structured a little bit like Ames Straw Poll with voting card that cost $25 in advance, $35 at the door, and required an Alabama ID to pick up. No candidate came to speak: Baptist minister John Killian spoke for Paul. So there's a little grist for the cynics… for the true believers, 81 percent is better even than Paul usually does in online polls.

The rundown:

Paul 216
Romney 14
Hunter 10
Thompson 9
Giuliani 7
Huckabee 6
McCain 2
Brownback 2
Tancredo 0
Cox 0

Thanks to Stephen Gordon for the tip. Here's the thread at Ron Paul Forums.