Huckabee Tops Palin and Romney in Values Voter Straw Poll

September 20, 2009

(ChattahBox) — Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee cruised to a victory amongĀ  religious conservatives in a early 2012 straw poll held Saturday, at the Values Voter Summit, in Washington, DC.

About one-third of the 1,800 registered attendees cast ballots indicating their preference among potential GOP candidates. Huckabee was tops with 28 percent of the vote, which the group calls a straw poll.

Four people tied for second, each with about 12 percent of the vote. They were former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, and Rep. Mike Pence, R-Ind.

All but Palin addressed the Values Voter Summit crowd, sponsored by the Family Research Group. over the three-day gathering of social conservatives.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and Rep. Ron Paul, all finished in the single digits.

Those casting ballots listed their top issues as abortion, protection of religious liberties, same-sex marriage and tax cuts.

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