Cain Crushes Field In Midwest Leadership Conference Straw Poll
posted at 9:12 pm on October 8, 2011 by Mitch Berg
The Midwest Leadership Conference – the biennial gathering of conservative and Republican activists and leaders from Ohio, Missiouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and Minnesota – just concluded its 2011 meeting in Bloomington, MN (a southern suburb of Minneapolis best known for the Mall of America).
The proceedings had a wide variety of keynote speakers – including Michael Reagan, son of the 40th President – and, in a first, one presidential candidate, Herman Cain, who followed Reagan via Skype. Projected at the crowd via the big-screen TVs in the Grand Ballroom at the Bloomington Doubletree, Cain talked ran down the list of crises facing this country – culminating in the greatest crisis of all, a leadership crisis.
And then, the conference concluded with its first-ever straw poll.
And here are the results, in ascending order:
- 0.2% Johnson
- 0.9% Huntsman
- 2% Santorum
- 3.3% Gingrich
- 4% Rick Perry
- 10.7% Paul
- 11.1% Romney
- 12.2% Bachmann
- 52.6% Herman Cain!