By a narrow margin, GOP frontrunner, Mitt Romney, won the straw poll at the Conservatives Political Action Conference, with Rick Santorum placing second, and Gingrich and Paul coming in third and fourth, respectively.
The Washington Times/CPAC straw poll results of 3,408 conservative activists showed Romney with the support of 38 percent of respondents. Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum was in second place at 31 percent.
When the results were announced, a packed ballroom erupted in both cheers and jeers as supporters of all four candidates sat in the room.
Does this mean anything? Probably not. Santorum currently enjoys a 15-point lead on Romney overall, according to Public Policy Polling. Mostly this just demonstrates something we already knew --- that Conservative voters are not all that happy with Romney. This doesn’t mean that he will not win the nomination, and I still believe that in spite of any and all setbacks, he will be the eventual GOP nominee.