Romney wins NH Straw Poll- What are your thoughts?


New Hampshire Republicans asked for their constituents for early preferences on their party’s 2012 presidential nominee in a straw sanctioned by the Republican State Committee.

The 493-member state committee met this weekend to choose a new state chairman to succeed John H. Sununu, a new representative on the Republican National Committee and other party offices.

Republicans will be asked to choose from among no fewer than 20 people in the straw poll, including New Hampshire’s own Judd Gregg, and will be given the option of writing in a name.

Candidates on the ballot were as follows (in no particular order):
Rep. Michele Bachmann
Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie
Pizza Mogul Herman Cain, Indiana
Gov. Mitch Daniels
Sen. Jim DeMint
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich
Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani,
Former Sen. Judd Gregg
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee,
US Ambassador to China, Jon Huntsmann, Jr.
Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin
Rep. Ron Paul
Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty,
Rep. Mike Pence
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney
Former Sen. Rick Santorum
Sen. John Thune
Real estate mogul, Donald Trump.

35% percent backed Romney, Paul garnered 11% percent, Pawlenty got 8% percent, Palin received 7% percent and Bachmann grabbed 5%.

The straw poll may provide an informal indication of who is favored by the most hard-core Republican activists more than a year before the nation’s first presidential primary.

The Florida vibe presents these top 5 Republican nominees for the Presidency. Some are better known than others but with the political atmosphere starting to churn- I believe that we will hear a lot more from the people noted below.

1. Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney

2. Rep. Mike Pence

3. Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour

4. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee

5. Sen. John Thune

What are your thoughts? Who would you like to see on the 2012 Republican ticket?

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