Ron Paul, President of Straw Polls, Wins Miami Straw Poll

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If the American electorate was made up of straws, gold dealers, and that odd type of overly enthusiastic libertarian (who just happens to ignore the more socially progressive parts of being a true libertarian), Ron Paul would certainly be elected emperor for life. Of course, that's not how American Democracy works, but straw polls sort of do. So it comes as no surprise really that last night Ron Paul won a straw post hosted by various Miami GOP groups by 55 percent.

The "Christmas Social & U.S. Presidential- Senate Straw Poll" was put on last night by the Miami Young Republicans, South Florida Conservative, and Hialeah-Miami Lakes Republican Club at the Alibi in Miami Lakes.

All you have to do to vote in one of these things is be a member of any group, and, as DailyPaul.com points out, that only mean paying a $25 membership fee. DailyPaul points this out of course because Paul supporters have a history of showing up en masse to these things and voting for their beloved Dr. Paul. Which explains how you get results like this:

  • Ron Paul 67%
  • Mitt Romney 12%
  • Gary Johnson 10%
  • Newt Gingrich 8%
  • John Huntsman 2%
Of course, back in the non-straw based world of scientific polling, Paul's popularity in Florida isn't nearly as exaggerated. According to the latest NBC News/Marist poll Paul is polling a distant third with just 8 percent in Florida. Then again, Herman Cain rocketed to his brief front-runner status after winning a Florida straw poll (one that the candidates actually cared about mind you), so who knows?

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Bill Hunt
Bill Hunt

"odd type of overly enthusiastic libertarian (who just happens to ignore the more socially progressive parts of being a true libertarian), Ron Paul would certainly be elected emperor for life"

Yep, yet another example of unbiased reporting.  Keep it up guys, every time you slander Paul he gets another hundred votes.  The fact is that after the Obama fiasco, nobody really trusts what the media has to say anymore.  Please keep slamming him just get the name right.

seep
seep

It's not scientific you idiots!  Just like the group of people at my gym right now is not a representative sample of the population at large.

Ddtourtillott
Ddtourtillott

There are just more of us than the media wants to admit. So I guess now polls don't matter and Iowa won't matter right? How stupid do you think your readers are?

Ajr00002
Ajr00002

RON PAUL 2012 THE ONLY ELECTABLE CANDIDATE, ALSO RON PAUL V OBAMA!

ONE WAY TRAFFIC, IT WOULD BE EMBERASSING TO WATCH BECAUSE RON PAUL WOULD ABSOLUTELY SCHOOL OBAMA!

501st
501st

Yeah, but CNBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, CNN ...all of those are corrupt and don't report the truth, so I am done even listening or reading about their polls. Too much BULL in those polls. The Word on the street is what I listen tonow, and it is whispering (The media is going to get a rude awakening, as are the Democratic party and Republican Party as ONLY Ron Paul is not ocrrupt, and is the only true Tea Party Candidate that the countries forefathers would be proud of, the rest have just ruined the political System, time for Ron paul to fix things.

USSConstitution
USSConstitution

Which scientific poll is right?

Today, 2 polls from NH were released.   Both "Scientific".

In 1, that had a 4% margin of error, Ron Paul had 21% of the vote.   It polled 600 people.

In the other, that had a 4.9% margin of error, Ron Paul had only 8% of the vote, it polled 400 people.

Well, basic math says that one of these "scientific" polls is extremely wrong.    Because if you take the margin of errors, the closest you can get the 2 polls to each other using the extreme error for both is Ron Paul 17% in 1, and Ron Paul 13% in another.

So is it really "scientific"?    No.   "Scientific" means nothing when the data is skewed, which is obviously easy and possible to do.

Ggg
Ggg

So the top tier is based on straw poll losers?  So to be in the top tier is being unfaithful to your marriage vow?  It seems so.

Anyone who puts their personal pleasure in front of there sacrifice.  should  not be president

cellsworth92
cellsworth92

This was a comment that one of the Pasco GOP Establishment Committeemen said - "This wasn't a win for Ron Paul," Bunting said. "The Republican Party of Pasco won this. Everyone that came in to vote, we took their $10." If the candidates that they support win (Perry, Newt, Romney), all we've essentially given them is some fancy inked toilet paper. What county party will they lead when the Keynesians they support print and spend our country into oblivion? It was very clear that this was a "Florida" poll. Yes, it was held in Pasco County, but why didn't they set the rules to allow only Pasco residents to cast their vote? These people are obviously upset that the only fiscal Consitutionalist running for president won it. Anyone could have came and supported any other candidate, but the other candidates don't have strong support. Spend that money for the establishment agenda while you can!

-CODY ELLSWORTH

Chris Normandy
Chris Normandy

Vote Ron Paul 2012! People need to know what he stands for, spread the word!!!!

Meredith Carroll
Meredith Carroll

Glad to see I'm not the only one who is sick and tired of the media trying to tell us which straw polls matter and which ones don't. It's nice to know that only the votes of some people matter!

Careful MNT, your bias is showing.

michael jimenez
michael jimenez

Straw Poll=non scientific. Landline Phone Calls to 642 registered Iowans=scientific... BTW- I love how Paul is a racist for his old newsletters, yet Comrad Barry gets a pass for Rev. Wright.  What is VERY interesting is Dr. Cornell West's more recent thoughts on Obama.  You should really check it out.  Welfare-Warfare State=True Racism

Philip Petracca
Philip Petracca

Straw Polls don't matter, unless Ron Paul doesn't win one.. lol    Ron Paul is challenging in Iown and NH too - but that doesn't matter either right...? 

Ron Paul 2012!  

rkm1
rkm1

I don't know how anyone in their right mind could even consider Mitt Romney. At least Perry is honest about his brain freeze, but Mitt...Moon colony?? I think someone that Mitt looks to for advice told him to just keep talking no matter what. He is ridiculous.

GJ
GJ

Yeah, mass media is full of hypocrites. Claiming one strawpoll matters, and then another one doesn't.

You can do it Ron Paul. We need you as our nominee. You're the true conservative that cares about peace and prosperity.

Ron Paul 2012 !

Rkl1963
Rkl1963

The fact is the national polls are only scientific  because once they pick a demographic they want to target they can skew the results almost scientifically .Until elections become determined by calling a small portion of the electorate I believe people actually getting out to vote in a straw poll should be considered as a very scientific way of determining how people will vote if the election was held that day.

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Yet when Perry, Cain, Bachman, Newt, etc wins a straw poll, it's major news.   Hypocrites.

seep
seep

I agree that Paul is not ocrrupt.

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