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RLC2014: Presidential Straw Poll Results – Ted Cruz Wins

Senator Ted Cruz won the Republican Leadership Conference straw poll with just over 30% of the vote. Coming in at a close second was Dr. Ben Carson with 29.38% and third was Senator Rand Paul at a distant 10.43%. A total of 633 ballots were cast which, according to event organizer Ali Akbar, was a great response based on conference attendance.

Below are the full results of the poll:

1. Ted Cruz  30.33 percent
2. Ben Carson  29.38 percent
3. Rand Paul 10.43 percent
4. Mike Huckabee  5.06 percent
5. Rick Perry  4.90 percent
6. Curt Clawson (write-in) 4.58 percent
7. Jeb Bush 4.42 percent
8. Marco Rubio 3.32 percent
9. Rick Santorum 2.37 percent
10. Paul Ryan 2.05 percent
11. Allen West (write-in) 2.05 percent
12. Chris Christie 1.11%

Interestingly, just two months ago, the CPAC Presidential Straw Poll results put Senator Rand Paul as the top pick. Unlike CPAC which had an overwhelming youth attendance, the RLC didn’t release the demographics and detailed information on the poll results.

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About Alyssa Lafage

Alyssa Lafage is a young professional from southern New Jersey and self-described constitutional conservative. In addition to contributing to, Alyssa's writing can be found on CNSNews, PolitiChicks, Right Wing News and Save Jersey. Her activism has landed her appearances on NewsMax TV, One America News, Breitbart News on SiriusXM and other national media outlets.

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