For Immediate Release
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Congresswoman Michele Bachmann Wins 2011 Iowa Straw Poll
Turnout exceeds 2007 Straw Poll, 2nd Highest Turnout Ever
AMES- Minutes ago in front of thousands of Iowa Republicans at the Hilton Coliseum, Iowa GOP Chairman Matt Strawn announced Congresswoman Michele Bachmann as the winner of the 2011 Iowa Straw Poll . A full breakdown of the results is copied below. A total of 16,892 ballots were cast during the 2011 Straw Poll which included a write-in opportunity for the first time.Â The Straw Poll was previously held in 1979, 1987, 1995, 1999 and 2007. The 2011 Iowa Straw Poll was held just two days after the Iowa GOP/Fox News debate- the most watched debate in 2011 by more than 1 million viewers.
2011 Straw Poll Full Results (Votes, %)
1.Â Congresswoman Michele BachmannÂ (4823, 28.55%)
2.Â Congressman Ron PaulÂ (4671, 27.65%)
3.Â Governor Tim PawlentyÂ (2293, 13.57%)
4.Â Senator Rick SantorumÂ (1657, 9.81%)
5.Â Herman Cain(1456, 8.62%)
6.Â Governor Rick PerryÂ (718, 3.62%)Â write-in
7.Â Governor Mitt RomneyÂ (567, 3.36%)
8.Â Speaker Newt GingrichÂ (385, 2.28%)
9. Governor Jon Huntsman (69, 0.41%)
10. Congressman Thad McCotter (35, 0.21%)
Scattering (218, 1.3 %) Includes all those receiving votes at less than one-percent that were not on the ballot.
Paid for by the Republican Party of Iowa and Not Authorized by Any Candidate or Candidateâ€™s Committee.