Last night was the annual Prince William County Republican Committee’s Lincoln Reagan Dinner. Â At the event, Ted Kirkpatrick and Coles District leaders hosted a presidential straw poll. Â Every attendee was offered a ballot when they checked in.[read_more]
The ballots consisted of two identical long lists of candidates. Â On one list, people were asked to circle three names they supported for president. Â On the second list, people were asked to circle three names they would not vote for for president.
Following the keynote speeches from Chairman Whitbeck and Ed Gillespie, Ted Kirkpatrick announced the results. Â 109 ballots were cast.
The candidates that receded the highest opposition on ballots were Trump 50%, Christie 41%, and Bush 38%. Â Gov. Palin was the fourth most opposed candidate.
The most supported candidates were Walker 66%, Carson 25%, Fiorina 23%, and Rubio 22%. Â Only one person said they would not vote for Scott Walker.
When Scott Walker was announced as receiving the most support, activists from all spectrums of the party jumped to their feet and cheered. Â Last night was an incredible testament to the broad support Walker enjoys, and the way he can unite all factions of our diverse party.
Full results are below:
Walker on 66.0% of all ballots
Gowdy 3.7% (write-in)
Kasich 2.8% (write-in)
Pence 0.9% (write-in)
Not so favorite: