Herman Cain won the Florida straw poll these days, defeating second-place Rick Perry following the Texas governor worked the crowd of activists using a breakfast speech Saturday morning.
Mr. Cain won practically 40 percent with the 2,657 people who voted, much more than doubling Mr. Perry’s total and that of Mitt Romney, who came in a close third.
All the candidates spoke for the crowd of Florida Republicans who gathered here for that Faith and Freedom Coalition and Conservative Political Action Conference meetings.
Today at the Republican Party of Florida’s Presidency 5, 2,657 delegates cast their votes in the Party’s straw poll. The results of that straw poll are in and are as follows:
1. Herman Cain, 37.1%
2. Rick Perry, 15.4%
3. Mitt Romney, 14%
4. Rick Santorum, 10.9%
5. Ron Paul, 10.4%
6. Newt Gingrich, 8.4%
7. Jon Huntsman, 2.3%
8. Michele Bachmann, 1.5%