Romney Wins Michigan Straw Poll | Talking Points Memo

Mitt Romney didn’t formally compete in the straw poll at the Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference, but his strong family ties to the state (his father was governor) gave him a strong home field advantage. He took 50.1% of the 681 votes cast, versus 16.8% for Perry. Cain, who won an upset victory in Florida’s Straw Poll on Saturday, finished third with 8.5%. Both Romney and Perry spoke at the event.

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