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2011 CPAC Straw Poll Final Results

2011 CPAC Straw Poll Final Results

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Here are the complete results of the straw poll of recipients to the 2011 CPAC conference. Texas Rep. Ron Paul was the runaway winner of the presidential straw poll.
Here are the complete results of the straw poll of recipients to the 2011 CPAC conference. Texas Rep. Ron Paul was the runaway winner of the presidential straw poll.

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Straw Poll  Straw Poll Results

February 10‐12, 2011 y ,
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Key Points About Straw Poll
• Ballots collected from Thursday morning Ballots collected from Thursday morning  through Friday afternoon • Only registrants could vote • 50 States plus DC represented in the 50 States plus DC represented in the  balloting

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Total Straw Polls Cast

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Type of Registrant
Individual

39% 32% 0% 10% 7% 6% 6% 43% 48% 2011 2% 8%
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Associated with CPAC  Associated with CPAC Participating Organization CPAC Participating  CPAC Participating Organization

Student

Refused

2010

Age g
U de 8 Under 18 18‐25 26‐40 41‐55 56‐65 Over 65 Refused
8% 7% 4% 3% 3% 1% 2011 2010
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2% 2% 49% 54% 21% 19% 13% 14%

Gender
67%

Men
64%

30%

Women W
30%

3%

No Response p
6%

2011 2010
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Which ONE of the following comes closest to  your core beliefs and ideology? b li f d id l ?
My most important  goal is to  My most important goal is to promote individual  freedom  by  reducing the size and  scope of  government and its intrusion  into  the lives of its citizens.

84% 80%

My most important  goal is to  promote traditional values  by  protecting traditional  marriage  and protecting the life of the  unborn. 

9% 9%

My most important  goal is to  secure and guarantee American  safety at home  and abroad  regardless of the cost or the size  dl f th t th i of government.

6% 7%

2011 2010
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Which of the following issues is MOST, and SECOND MOST IMPORTANT to you personally? MOST IMPORTANT to you personally?
Reducing size of Federal Government Reducing Government Spending Lowering Taxes
6 16 10 36 22 17

53%

38%

16% 7 6 13% Stimulating the economy to create jobs 5 6 11% The War on Terrorism Th W T i 5 3 8% Doing away with abortion 5 8% Illegal Immigration 3 Restoring Honesty to government Restoring Honesty to government 3 4 7% Improving Education 2 4 6% Protecting Gun Owners' rights 2 3 5% Promoting traditional values 2 3 5% Reforming Social Security 1 3 4% The War in Iraq 1 2 3% Protecting Traditional Marriage 1 2 3% Reducing Health Care Costs 1 2 3% d lh 7 4 11% Other

1st Choice 2nd Choice

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Which of the following issues is MOST, and SECOND MOST IMPORTANT to you personally? MOST IMPORTANT to you personally?
Reducing size of Federal Government Reducing Government Spending Lowering Taxes Stimulating the economy to create jobs The War on Terrorism Doing away with abortion Illegal Immigration Restoring Honesty to government R t i H t t t Improving Education Protecting Gun Owners' rights Promoting traditional values Promoting traditional values Reforming Social Security The War in Iraq Protecting Traditional Marriage g g Reducing Health Care Costs Other
16% 18% 13% 18% 33% 38% 53% 52%

9% 11% 8% 10% 8%

5% 7% 6% 6% 5% 5% 6% 5% 5% 4% 3% 3% 3% 3% 1% 3% 1%

2011 2010
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11% 9%

In your opinion, which of the following should be  done to Reduce the Federal Debt? done to Reduce the Federal Debt?

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Republicans in Congress
Do you think that the Republicans in Congress will be able to accomplish the following…..?
51% 50%

47% 40% 36% 28% 21% 22% 21% 31% 26% 40%

25% 21%

26%

Rein in Federal  Spending

Reduce Government  Regulations

Cut Federal Taxes

Repeal Obamacare

Pay Down the National  Debt

Yes

No

Unsure
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Thinking ahead to the 2012 Presidential election,  who would you vote for as your FIRST CHOICE to be  who would you vote for as your FIRST CHOICE to be the next Republican nominee for President?

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Combo Ballot – First and Second Choice

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Would you say that you are generally satisfied with the  names that have been floated as potential Republican  p p Presidential contenders for 2012 or do you wish the  Republican Party had a better field of potential candidates?

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