In the first of it’s kind, the New Hampshire Republican Party committee members cast votes in an unscientific straw poll. Mitt Romney garnered 35%, giving him a nice victory over Ron Paul.
Paul managed 11% while Tim Pawlenty and Sarah Palin rounded out the top four. Others who received votes were Rick Santorum, Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, Mike Pence, Mike Huckabee, Mitch Daniels and others.
Not exactly a big surprise that Mitt Romney would win in New Hampshire. If he does run for President, given the current crop of prospective GOP candidates I would expect him to win when the Nations first primary is held.
Of course a win or a loss in New Hampshire doesn’t always guarantee victory. George W. Bush lost the New Hampshire primary in 2000 to John McCain but carried the state against Gore. And of course who can forget the fact that Barack Obama, after stunning in Iowa, lost New Hampshire to Hillary Clinton.
I can only imagine what the media’s narrative will be with Mitt Romney winning the New Hampshire straw poll.