Mitt Romney won his 3rd straight CPAC presidential straw poll with 20% of the vote.
This is really not surprising—almost anywhere real conservatives are gathered (ie, not an open primary state) Romney wins. What really is surprising was Mike Huckabee’s showing of 7%.
Despite a gubernatorial record that could be described as mixed at best, Mike Huckabee is often pointed to as a rising star within the conservative movement. However, if this were true I would think Huckabee would poll better at CPAC, certainly finishing better than fifth from the bottom.
The two other rising conservative superstars, Bobby Jindal and Sarah Palin, came in at 14% and 13% respectively.