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The results of the CPAC 2012 straw poll have been announced and are as follows:

Ron Paul: 31%
Romney 22%
Palin 7%
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.
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