Businessman Herman Cain Wins at Phoenix Event, Rep. Ron Paul Online Winner

PHOENIX, AZ – Today, on the final day of the Tea Party Patriots’ first ever American Policy Summit, the group announced that Georgia businessman Herman Cain won the presidential straw poll taken at the event in Phoenix on Saturday, and Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) won the online poll taken at the Virtual Summit.  Nearly 1,600 of the more than 2,300 in-person and more than 2,300 online registered attendees cast their vote for the candidate they would like to see take the White House in 2012.

“The mood at this summit shows that Tea Party activists are looking for leaders who share our principles of fiscal responsibility and limited government and who will vow to uphold policies that reflect those principles once in office,” said Jenny Beth Martin, national coordinator of Tea Party Patriots.

“Mr. Cain and Rep. Paul positions resonated with Tea Party Patriots this weekend and the straw poll indicates the enthusiasm for these strong conservatives,” said Mark Meckler, national coordinator of Tea Party Patriots.

Full results of the straw poll follow:

Live

Online Total Votes
Pawlenty

15.87%

4.76%

143

Cain

21.98%

12.46%

256

Palin

10.08%

8.92%

149

Barbour

0.99%

0.30%

9

Bachmann

5.62%

3.65%

70

Huckabee

4.63%

5.88%

86

Gingrich

5.29%

4.76%

79

Huntsman

0.17%

0.20%

3

Romney

6.45%

4.46%

83

Perry

1.82%

1.01%

21

Daniels

4.46%

1.82%

45

Santorum

0.50%

0.71%

10

Paul

15.04%

49.65%

581

Obama

0.17%

0.30%

4

Trump

3.14%

0.00%

19

Other

3.80%

1.11%

34

Totals

100%

100%

1,592

 

Voting was limited to registered participants who attended the Phoenix event or online at the Virtual Summit.

The Tea Party Patriots’ American Policy Summit – Pathways to Liberty, celebrated the 2nd anniversary of the founding of the tea party movement, one of the fastest growing and most dynamic grassroots movements in American history.  Participants attended policy briefings and discussions that hit the key Tea Party themes of constitutionally limited government, free markets and fiscal responsibility as they prepare their 40-Year Plan to implement these principles.

The Summit featured speeches by potential presidential candidates Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) and Georgia businessman Herman Cain, as well as numerous other policy analysts and a variety of local and national speakers.

Tea Party Patriots is a national grassroots coalition with more than 3,000 locally organized chapters and more than 15 million supporters nationwide.  Tea Party Patriots is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to promoting the principles of fiscal responsibility, constitutionally limited government, and free markets.  Visit Tea Party Patriots online at www.TeaPartyPatriots.org.