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Fred Thompson Wins Straw Poll

Posted by Andrew Moylan - July 16, 2007

Live-blogging from our 2007 National Taxpayers Conference, we now have the results of our Presidential Straw Poll.

Every attendee of our Conference was given a chance to vote for any of the declared Presidential candidates, Republican or Democrat. After counting the votes, we can announce partial results.

Fred Thompson was the winner with 25.7% of the vote.

Ron Paul came in second place with 16.7%.

Rudy Giuliani placed third with 12.5%

Mitt Romney garnered 9.0% of the vote to snag fourth place.

The top five was rounded out by John McCain, who received 5.6%.

Full results, pictures, and more about our Conference to come!

Thoughts?   Add Comment -


Don Jones said on Jun 16 2007 at 3:00pm
Straw or real, Fred is always going to come out on top. Wow, can you believe how the rest of the gang feel right now.

All that money and all that time spent. Fred tiptoes through the Tulips, having spent hamburger money and gets the brass ring.

Fred, you need to do the right thing and give those that want it a job. Then close this thing down and lets go get some terrorists.

Don Jones
MyManJones.com


Brandon said on Jun 16 2007 at 6:26pm
It's not surprising that Thompson won. What's surprising is that Ron Paul came in 2nd. He draws no better than 2% in any other poll of REPUBLICANS and yet he comes in 2nd? Sounds fishy to me...

Go Fred Go!!!


Seer said on Jun 16 2007 at 6:54pm
What did Fred say to get ahead of Ron Paul? Ron Paul has indicated that he wants to abolish the income tax and the IRS, you can't really get any friendlier to tax payers than that.

Fred's success has less to do with being a good candidate than it has to do with the fact that the "Rudy McRomney" tier is awful. That's why I predict that by the time the primaries actually start to get underway, ther'll be a whole new top tier.


said on Jun 16 2007 at 8:27pm
Seer:

Fred is electable.

Fred Fever! Catch It!


Truth Supporter said on Jun 17 2007 at 4:28pm
Brandon,

Paul's success seems fishy for one reason: you are uninformed.

TS


Seer said on Jun 17 2007 at 6:29pm
Fred is not electable if he supports the war. No one who supports the war is electable. 2/3 of Americans support wtihdrawal. If you want an electable candidate, they must be against the war.

That's the appeal of Ron Paul. He's against Iraq, and longer than most of the Democrats have been. Let's be honest: the Democrats are not anti-war, they are anti-Iraq. The Democrats will get us into the next Iraq war, whether it's with Iran or Sudan. Ron Paul won't do that. He out-anti-wars the Democrats, thus taking away their single biggest advantage in '08.

Besides, Fred is in bed with McCain on campaign finance reform. Until he changes his tune on those issues, I just don't care about him.


Ward Ciac said on Jun 18 2007 at 7:54am
Yes to Dr. No!


Greg Surbey said on Jun 18 2007 at 10:37am
Yes to Individual Rights and Self Government, Yes to No War, Yes to No Fed, Yes to No IRS, Yes to Dr. No! Get excited, it's the Ron Paul REVOLution!


pg said on Jun 18 2007 at 11:24am
will the full results be posted soon?


Tara said on Jun 18 2007 at 2:53pm
And what's REALLY surprising is that Fred's name is even listed on this poll, since he's not a "declared Presidential cadidate."

Looks like Ron Paul won it to me.


Andrew Moylan said on Jun 19 2007 at 11:59am
In response to Brandon, I assure you that Ron Paul did indeed come in 2nd. Dr. Paul has always had a very strong following amongst the conservative/libertarian population of state and local activists that attended our conference.

In response to pg, the full results can be found here: http://blog.ntu.org/main/post.php?post_id=2116.

In response to Tara, Fred Thompson announced the creation of his Presidential Exploratory Committee on June 1, 2007. That, combined with his high profile and inclusion on many national polls, was enough for us to include him as well.


Westmiller said on Jun 19 2007 at 6:15pm
“Ron Paul came in second place with 16.7%”

Every one of those NTU members need to raise a stink about their “Iowans for Tax Relief” board members who have refused to allow Ron to participate in their candidate’s debate June 30th.

Edward Failor Iowans for Tax Relief
Phone: 563-288-3600 or 877-913-3600 Fax: 563-264-2413
E-mail: itr@taxrelief.org

Steve Sheffler, President Iowa Christian Alliance Phone: 515-225-1515 Fax: 515-225-1826
E-mail: slscheffler@iowachristian.com


glen said on Jun 19 2007 at 7:14pm
full results are here: http://blog.ntu.org/main/post.php?post_id=2116#comments


Jason said on Jun 22 2007 at 7:29am
The only thing suprising about Ron Paul coming in second, is that he didn't come in first. I mean these are people who feel we pay to much in taxes (I'm one of them).
Absolutely no one on that list comes even close to Ron Paul in trying to allow us to keep our money so that we can direct it to our choices and toward things we see gets results. Instead of the way it is being spent now, going to corporate campaign contributing friends all in the name of helping us working stiffs. But as that 25.7% that voted for Fred learns more about Fred and more about Ron they'll be changing their votes.


Jason said on Jun 22 2007 at 7:29am
The only thing suprising about Ron Paul coming in second, is that he didn't come in first. I mean these are people who feel we pay to much in taxes (I'm one of them).
Absolutely no one on that list comes even close to Ron Paul in trying to allow us to keep our money so that we can direct it to our choices and toward things we see gets results. Instead of the way it is being spent now, going to corporate campaign contributing friends all in the name of helping us working stiffs. But as that 25.7% that voted for Fred learns more about Fred and more about Ron they'll be changing their votes.


Jason said on Jun 22 2007 at 7:30am
The only thing suprising about Ron Paul coming in second, is that he didn't come in first. I mean these are people who feel we pay to much in taxes (I'm one of them).
Absolutely no one on that list comes even close to Ron Paul in trying to allow us to keep our money so that we can direct it to our choices and toward things we see gets results. Instead of the way it is being spent now, going to corporate campaign contributing friends all in the name of helping us working stiffs. But as that 25.7% that voted for Fred learns more about Fred and more about Ron they'll be changing their votes.


Jack D. said on Jun 23 2007 at 1:38am
Anyone who is surprised at Ron Pauls success hasn't done their homework and still hasn't figured out yet that the main stream media is and has been in bed with the so called top tier candidates of both parties. Think I am full of it? Do a search on Google for any candidate then search for Ron Paul and see how many hits each gets. The only thing that surprises me is how ignorant most people are and how they could possibly miss out on the greatest candidate since George Washington. Try watching some videos of Ron on the subject of income tax and it wont take long to see just how ignorant you are.


Mark Augustyn said on Jun 23 2007 at 7:19pm
There is only one republican candidate who can beat any democratic candidate: Ron Paul

If any other republican candidate gets the nomination, say hello to President Hillary of President Obama.



Allan Neal said on Jun 24 2007 at 6:00am
Fred Thompson? I feel ignorant. I've been closely following the campaign ever since I heard Ron Paul speak and I have no idea what Fred would do in office. Well, I have an idea. I would feel more comfortable with Tom Clancy than Fred.

Read, watch or listen to Ron Paul before you vote.


said on Jun 24 2007 at 6:39am
RON PAUL - Won both of the first 2 debates then the networks turn around and say that Rudy won it and the numbers can not be right.

Most of the so called polls do not even give Ron Paul as an option , that is why he gets sucha low %, if he were mentioned in each poll and given the same airtime he would be winning by a landslide. Look at some of those polls that have an "Other" and see how high that % is, probably mostly for Ron Paul.

Whenever he comes out on top they eigther ignore the fact that he was even in the poll or say "Something must be wrong"

Can you not just admit that he is the best!


Patricia Springmeier said on Aug 30 2007 at 5:47pm
Just Say YES to Dr. NO!