More CPAC Numbers – and Twisted Logic

Mitt Romney did not do so well in the South Carolina Straw Poll. He did extremely well in the CPAC Straw Poll (coming in first, above front-runner Giuliani), but Patrick Ruffini’s blog brings us these numbers (and the rather strange accompanying logic):

The combined first- and second-place questions are a win for Rudy:

Giuliani 34%
Gingrich 30%
Romney 30%

He says it was a win for Rudy, but was it really? Combining the first- and second-place questions may give Giuliani a slight advantage, but does that really equal a win for Rudy? What does it say about a candidate (the front-runner, no less) when he only leads two people by 4%, particularly when one of them is not running, and the other, not even a half a  week ago, could only pull half the support of Giuliani.

Giuliani didn’t win, Romney did, and thats a good thing for Republicans, Conservatives, and America alike. I don’t know if this is a trend, we won’t know for a while, but its good that we finally have Conservatives placing well in polls.


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