I just heard from the marvelous Stacie Rumenap (who makes CPAC run) that Sen. George Allen (R.-Va.) won this year’s CPAC straw poll. I don’t have the complete results at this point, but as soon as I get them, I will post.
Here are some details:
- Allen received 22% of the vote, topping his Republican colleague, Sen. John McCain, who had 20%. Others finished in the single digits.
- As for Democrats, an overwhelming 62% picked Sen. Hillary Clinton (D.-N.Y.) as the most likely contender.
- Other news from the poll: Respondents were unhappy with government spending, but approve of President Bush’s handling of the war.
Allen finished tied for third last year with 11%. Here are the results from last year’s CPAC straw poll (courtesy of Patrick Ruffini’s post from a year ago):
11% Allen, Frist, McCain
4% Owens, Romney, Santorum
1% Hagel, Huckabee, Pawlenty, Santorum
And on the topic of ’08 polls, Allen is currently in second place in the HUMAN EVENTS presidential poll for 2008 with 20.5%. (Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice leads the way with 34.1%.)
If you haven’t already voted in that poll, you can do so now by clicking here.