The results of the CPAC 2012 straw poll have been announced and are as follows:
Ron Paul: 31%
Tim Pawlenty 6%
Mike Pence 5%
Newt Gingrich 4%
Count me as one of the many "boos" that sounded off when these results were released. I wouldn't read too much into these results--more than 1/2 of the registrants of CPAC are young students and only 25% of CPAC attendees bothered to participate in the straw poll. This is definitely not an indication where the GOP primary elections are headed and certainly not a reflection of mainstream conservatives.