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2012 Bachmann Wins Ames Straw Poll Khue Bui for Newsweek

Bachmann Wins Ames Straw Poll

Michele Bachmann has won the Ames Straw Poll. The Minnesota congresswoman received 4,823 votes. Ron Paul was a very close second with 4,671 votes. Tim Pawlenty and Rick Santorum took third and fourth place, respectively; Herman Cain came in fifth. Rick Perry, who just announced his candidacy Saturday and was not listed on the ballot, came in sixth with a total of 718 votes. Mitt Romney, who was on the ballot, received 567 votes.

August 13, 2011 7:10 PM