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Mitt Romney Wins CPAC Poll

The circus of conservatism known as CPAC wraps up each year with a straw poll, and Mitt Romney took home the prize, winning 38 percent of the vote Saturday afternoon. He narrowly edged out Rick Santorum, with 31 percent; Newt Gingrich got 15 percent and Ron Paul 12 percent. The slight boost for Romney comes on the heels of a new national poll that shows Santorum with a whopping 15-point lead.

February 11, 2012 4:53 PM