Weekend round-up: Perry's in, Bachmann wins straw poll, Pawlenty's out

Well, they just had a big old Fox News debate in Ames, Iowa, which started with Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann rhetorically eviscerating hapless Fmr. Gov. Pawlenty of the same state, effectively ending his campaign. It took her about two minutes.

Meanwhile, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who can love America or leave it, declared himself a candidate and promptly defeated "frontrunner" Fmr. Gov. of Massachusetts Mitt Romney in the weekend Ames straw poll, which was won by Bachmann and Texas Congressman Ron Paul, M.D., and confirmed the Bachmann-forced exit stage left of Pawlenty.

This changes the race in that one "major" candidate is now in, and another out. Paul Ryan might even run, but probably not. Still waiting to hear from Fmr. Gov. Palin. Tune in to the next big debate to see who Bachmann knocks out next....

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Ron Paul, Other lead 2012 GOP presidential nominee web poll results for June, July

The "Other" option and Rep. Ron Paul, M.D. (TX) led June and July voting for who respondents thought would be the 2012 Republican presidential nominee. As usual, this is of self-selected voters of any party who found my website, so it is not scientific in any way. (This means you should not complain that it was not scientific because it's never going to be.) Voting is just for fun, please no wagering. Here are this month's results:

July 2011

#1 - Other ... 45.7%
#2 - Rep. Ron Paul, M.D. (TX) ... 24.6%
#3 - Fmr. Gov. Sarah Palin (AK) ... 13%
#4 - Gov. Tim Pawlenty (MN) ... 5.1%
#5 - Fmr. House Speaker Newt Gingrich (GA) ... 4.3%
#6 - Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (MI) ... 2.9%
#7 - Rep. Michele Bachmann (MN) ... 1.4%
#7 - Fmr. Gov. Jon Huntsman (UT) ... 1.4%
#8 - Fmr. Gov. Mitt Romney (MI / UT / MA) ... .7%
#8 - Fmr. Sen. Rick Santorum (PA) ... .7%

138 total votes cast / Margin of error ±100%

And the previous month:

June 2011

#1 - Other ... 51.7%
#2 - Rep. Ron Paul, M.D. (TX) ... 21%
#3 - Fmr. Gov. Sarah Palin (AK) ... 13.3%
#4 - Fmr. House Speaker Newt Gingrich (GA) ... 8.4%
#5 - Gov. Tim Pawlenty (MN) ... 3.5%
#6 - Fmr. Gov. Mitt Romney (MI / UT / MA) ... 2.1%

143 total votes cast / Margin of error ±100%

Sorry I was so late posting June results. I'll try to keep on top of it better as the real race heats up. You can vote for this month's new poll here, or click the vote button from any of the Choose Our President 2012 pages.

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