Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney won the Conservative Political Action Conference presidential straw poll on Saturday. The Fabrizio McLaughlin poll, which was sponsored by The Washington Times, showed that Senator Santorum came in a close second to Governor Romney’s first place finish in the CPAC straw poll on Saturday. Governor Romney received 38 percent to Sen. Santorum’s 31 percent.
Former Speaker of The House Newt Gingrich came in third place and received 15 percent of the straw poll vote, while Rep. Ron Paul, Texas Republican, received 12 percent of CPAC attendee support. Dr. Paul was the winner of the CPAC straw poll in 2011.