Cain Over Perry in Florida Straw Poll!
Orlando, Florida (CNN) – Texas Gov. Rick Perry‘s presidential campaign was dealt a worrying blow Saturday when he finished in a distant second place to businessman Herman Cain in a closely watched straw poll in Florida.
Cain won 37% of the 2,657 votes cast in the straw poll conducted at Presidency 5, a three-day convention sponsored by the Republican Party of Florida that brought thousands of party activists to Orlando.
Perry’s campaign had courted Presidency 5 delegates for weeks and printed up glossy fliers that were distributed throughout the convention hall in Orlando, but the Texas governor captured just 410 votes, or 15.4% of the vote.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney finished third with 14%.
- Herman Cain Wins Florida Straw Poll (crooksandliars.com)
- And the Winner of the Florida Straw Poll Is… (michellemalkin.com)
- ‘Cannot Be Ignored’: Cain Wins Big in Presidency Poll (abcnews.go.com)