Please Note: Tea Party Patriots does not endorse candidates and this straw poll in no way serves as an endorsement from Tea Party Patriots.

Newt Gingrich 31%
Michele Bachmann 28%
Mitt Romney 20%
Rick Santorum 16%
Ron Paul 3%
Rick Perry 2%
Jon Huntsman 0%
(.34%)
(Results are rounded to nearest percentage point. Margin of error +/-1.59%)

(Interpretation: The following question was posed to the listeners for each candidate with 1 being Not Enthusiastic and 5 being Extremely Enthusiastic. “On a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the highest, how enthusiastic would you be if <candidate name> were the nominee?” This chart shows how enthusiastic the participants would be in the event that each candidate were the nominee.)

Thank you to the more the 23,000 people who participated on our Presidential Tele-Forum and Tea Party Straw Poll last night. Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum were on the call last night to answer questions that were submitted by local Tea Party leaders.

Here are audio clips of all of the candidates and speakers:

Opening Remarks-McClendon, Thompson, Cain, King
Mitt Romney
Newt Gingrich
Michele Bachmann
Rick Santorum

Thank you to all of the candidates who were able to participate!
Special Thanks to:
Emery McClendon, Tea Party Patriots Local Coordinator, Fort Wayne, IN
Julianne Thompson, Tea Party Patriots Local Coordinator, Atlanta, GA
Herman Cain, Businessman and Former Republican Presidential Candidate
Steve King, Congressman from Iowa