Bachmann's out, Ron Paul leads GOP presidential nominee web poll results for December but places second to Romney-Santorum Iowa caucuses dead heat

Yesterday Rep. Michele Bachmann (MN) left the presidential race, "suspending" her campaign after a disappointing finish in Iowa's caucuses, where the Ames straw poll initially boosted the Iowa-born author of the Light Bulb Freedom of Choice Act and founder of the Congressional Tea Party Caucus to some prominence.

Meanwhile, Rep. Ron Paul, M.D. (TX) led December 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 December's results:

December 2011

#1 - Rep. Ron Paul, M.D. (TX) ... 36.8%
#2 - Other ... 27.9%
#3 - Gov. Rick Perry (TX) ... 22.1%
#4 - Fmr. House Speaker Newt Gingrich (GA) ... 10.3%
#5 - Fmr. Gov. Jon Huntsman (UT) ... 1.5%
#6 - Rep. Michele Bachmann (MN) ... .7%
#6 - Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (MI) ... .7%
#7 - Fmr. Gov. Mitt Romney (MI / UT / MA) ... 0%
#7 - Fmr. Sen. Rick Santorum (PA) ... 0%

136 total votes cast / Margin of error ±100%

Meanwhile, Fmr. Gov. Mitt Romney (MI / UT / MA) and Fmr. Sen. Rick Santorum (PA), who don't ever seem to do very well in this site's monthly poll--hmm--finished in a dead heat for first place in Tuesday's Iowa caucuses. Ron Paul finished a strong second to these two, with the rest of the field limping away smarting. 2008 Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain (AZ) threw his support behind past rival Romney for president, for some reason. The Romney campaign apparently is keeping annoucements of endorsements from Fmr. Pres. George W. Bush (TX) and Fmr. Vice Pres. Dick Cheney (WY) in its back pocket in case things get really weird.

I have now removed Bachmann from the poll and the GOP field page.

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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