Bachmann wins “fun” MNGOP Straw poll

GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann won some home state support at the Minnesota Republican Party’s State Fair booth. The MNGOP held an unscientific straw poll throughout the Fair.

There were 2,300 votes for Bachmann. Texas Gov. Rick Perry finished second with 1,901 votes. Texas Congressman Ron Paul finished third with 1,181 votes. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney received 617 votes.

Those attending the State Fair were eligible to vote in the straw poll if they visited the MNGOP’s State Fair booth.

It’s an unscientific poll so shouldn’t be viewed as a way to gauge support in Minnesota. Republican Party Chair Tony Sutton dubbed the straw poll at the State Fair as a “fun way to see a candidate’s viability” at the State Fair. in other words, it’s a little bit of catnip for political watchers.

Here are the results:

TOTAL CAST: 7731

BACHMANN: 2300

PERRY: 1901

PAUL: 1181

ROMNEY: 617

CHRISTIE: 421

PALIN: 372

CAIN: 336

GINGRICH: 142

HUNTSMAN: 123

SANTORUM: 104

WRITE-IN: 234