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Mike Pence Wins Values Voter Summit Straw Poll


WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN) has won Family Research Council Action's third-ever Values Voter Summit Straw Poll. Gov. Mike Huckabee finished in a close second place.  

Only FRC Action members who were present at the event were allowed to vote.  

Family Research Council Action President Tony Perkins released the following statement in reaction to the 2010 Values Voter Summit Straw Poll: 

"The results of the presidential straw poll reflect the outcome of recent elections. Those who are truly conservative, fiscally and socially, are enthusiastically supported by voters."

The following are the straw poll results:  

Presidential Candidate Name Total Votes Percentage

Mike Pence   170    24%
Mike Huckabee 159  22%
Mitt Romney 93 13%
Newt Gingrich 72   10%
Sarah Palin 51  7%
Rick Santorum 39  5%
Jim DeMint 38  5%
Bobby Jindal 15  2%
Mitch Daniels 13  2%
Chris Christie 11 2%
John Thune 11  2%
Bob McDonnell 10  1%
Marco Rubio   10  1%
Paul Ryan   7  1%
Haley Barbour  6  1%
Ron Paul  5  1%
Jan Brewer  1 0%
Undecided  12   2%

Vice Presidential Candidate Responses:

Mike Pence  119  16%
Sarah Palin 112  15%
Rick Santorum 75  10%
Paul Ryan  51  7%
Jim DeMint 45  6%
Mike Huckabee 43  6%
Marco Rubio 43  6%
Bobby Jindal  36 5%
Bob McDonnell 31  4%
Chris Christie 25  3%
Mitt Romney 25  3%
Newt Gingrich  24  3%
Jan Brewer 20 3%
John Thune  15 2%
Mitch Daniels 10  1%
Haley Barbour 6 1%
Ron Paul  5  1%
Undecided  38 5% 

Members of FRC Action are only allowed to vote once. For more information on the Values Voter Summit, log onto www.valuesvotersummit.org.

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