Mike Huckabee Wins York County Republican Party Convention 2012 Presidental Straw Poll in South Carolina
Another straw poll …
Mike Huckabee has won a 2012 presidential straw poll conducted at the York County Republican Party Convention in South Carolina on Saturday. Interestingly enough, Huckabee has not yet declared his candacy, nor has he really shown any indication that he is looking to run. Huckabee won with 23% of the 152 ballots cast. Other notables were former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who came in second with 11% and Minnesota US Rep. Michele Bachmann who finished third with 10% of the vote.
The informal vote was the first of many upcoming straw polls taking place this month at grassroots GOP gatherings across South Carolina, one of the four crucial early voting states in the presidential nominating process.
Huckabee’s win Saturday occurred at the York County Republican Party convention. The former Arkansas governor won York County in the state’s 2008 presidential primary despite losing the overall contest to Sen. John McCain. York encompasses parts of the Charlotte, North Carolina suburbs and is one of the most populous counties in South Carolina.
Michelle Bachmann in third … is she the Sarah Palin of 2012?