February 6, 1988 |
Republican presidential candidate Pat Robertson appeared to command a solid hold on Hawaii's 20 national convention delegates after swamping Kansas Sen. Bob Dole and Vice President George Bush in a straw poll. "Frankly, it exceeds anything that I could have dared hope for," the former TV evangelist said Friday in Omaha, after winning 81% of the votes cast in Hawaii GOP precinct caucuses Thursday night.
October 25, 1987 |
Vice President George Bush captured 60% of the vote Saturday in a straw poll of Maryland Republicans, winning by a 4-1 margin over the second-place finisher, Kansas Sen. Bob Dole. At their annual convention, Maryland Republicans cast 643 votes for Bush, 164 for Dole and 68 for New York Rep. Jack Kemp. Former television evangelist Pat Robertson received 42 votes, former Secretary of State Alexander M. Haig Jr. had three and former Delaware Gov. Pierre S. (Pete) du Pont IV had one vote. Former U.
January 24, 1988 |
Republican presidential contender Pat Robertson won a lopsided victory in a nonbinding straw poll at a Republican rally Saturday, then said rival candidate Vice President George Bush did not attend because "he is afraid to come against me in an honest contest." Of 750 straw votes, Robertson received 453, or 60.4%. Kansas Sen. Bob Dole was a distant second with 112 votes, or 14.9%, and Bush was third with 86, for 11.5%.
August 16, 1999 |
Questions outnumbered answers for most of the Republican presidential contenders Sunday, one day after a hotly contested straw poll of GOP activists tested the field here in Iowa. With Texas Gov. George W.
September 18, 2010 |
Indiana Rep. Mike Pence was the top choice for president among conservative activists who attended this weekend's Values Voter Summit in Washington, edging out a field of more well-known Republican figures in an early test of grass-roots support. Pence, chair of the House Republican conference, received 24% of the vote, edging the winner of the 2009 straw poll, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who received 22%. Each addressed the gathering on Friday, as did third-place finisher Mitt Romney, who won 13% of the vote.
March 8, 2000 |
Alan Keyes got a surprising second-place finish in Minnesota's GOP straw poll, but he finished in single digits in most of Tuesday's Republican presidential contests. In the straw poll, Texas Gov. George W. Bush got about two-thirds of the vote, and Keyes was second, with McCain a few points behind. Outside of his performance in Minnesota, Keyes' strongest finish was in his home state of Maryland, where he picked up roughly 7% of the vote. Minnesota brought Keyes his only delegates of the day.
February 19, 1988 |
Vice President George Bush led in a presidential straw poll Thursday of Nevada Republicans. Senate Minority Leader Bob Dole ran third as a result of heavy balloting by undecided caucus-goers--many of them Pat Robertson backers. With 99% of the votes counted from caucuses around the state, Bush had 1,320 votes while Dole had 1,112 votes. There were 1,145 undecided votes in the non-binding straw poll. Robertson, a former religious broadcaster, had 714 votes while Rep.
November 15, 1987 |
George Bush prevailed over the Republican presidential field in a statewide straw poll here Saturday, but former preacher Pat Robertson again showed his grass-roots organizing prowess by placing a strong second to the vice president. The closely watched GOP state convention poll gave Bush 57.2%, or 1,322 of the 2,313 votes cast. Robertson won 849 votes--36.7% of the total. The vote gave the two men the latest bragging rights of the unofficial straw-poll season.
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September 12, 1995
The Rev. Jesse Jackson, pondering a third bid for the White House, came to Pasadena on Monday to promote CityVote, an urban presidential straw poll that he hopes will interest more inner-city residents in registering to vote and force the presidential candidates to consider the problems of the nation's urban centers. "We've got to discuss the value of cities to the culture," Jackson told a cheering crowd of 800 at Pasadena City College's Sexton Auditorium.
September 18, 1995 |
Doing its part to help shape the field of presidential candidates, the National Federation for Republican Women gave Sen. Phil Gramm of Texas a solid vote of confidence Sunday in a straw poll of delegates at the group's convention. Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole of Kansas, the GOP presidential front-runner, was mildly rebuked by the organization for skipping the meeting where five of his rivals spoke at a candidates forum.