Pence edges out Huckabee, Romney in conservatives’ straw poll for president
Indiana Rep. Mike Pence was the top choice for president among conservative activists who attended this weekend’s Values Voter Summit in Washington, edging out a field of more well-known Republican figures in an early test of grass-roots support.
Pence, chair of the House Republican conference, received 24% of the vote, edging the winner of the 2009 straw poll, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who received 22%. Each addressed the gathering on Friday, as did third-place finisher Mitt Romney, who won 13% of the vote.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who spoke Saturday, received 10%. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who did not attend, finished a distant fifth with 7%.
The only thing I happy about is Palin’s 7%.
The whole “summit” was a show of hate.