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Nevada Delegates to Participate in Presidential Straw Poll at Southern Republican Leadership Conference

By Elizabeth Crum | 12:11 pm June 16th, 2011

With the New Hampshire debate concluded, Republican presidential contenders are today gathering in New Orleans in anticipation of the first major test of strength among GOP activists from around the country, the Republican Leadership Conference 2011 (RLC) Presidential Straw Poll.

Sub-plots abound.

Nine presidential candidates. Over 2,000 delegates from 38 states including many from early caucus and early primary states like Iowa, Nevada and Florida. Huntsman, Romney and Pawlenty all in one place for the first time. Bachmann on the upswing after exceeding expectations in New Hampshire this week. Cain and Santorum vying for relevancy. Newt regrouping. Ron Paul plugging along.

Texas governor Rick Perry, who has not announced but whose name has been floated as a possible late-entry to the race, will also be speaking at the conference.

Paul is expected to win the straw poll in part because his campaign purchased “an obscene number” of conference registration badges to distribute among his supporters, according to a GOP consultant with knowledge of the situation.

He did not know whether paid-for badges were given to any Nevada delegates, but it’s certainly possible in light of the Texas congressman’s strong Silver State support in the 2008 caucuses. Paul placed second to Romney in Nevada with 14% of the vote.

With Team Paul virtually guaranteed a win, what will be interesting is who takes second place. The runner-up at RLC can leave the Big Easy claiming to be a frontrunner with the conservative base.

Cain is now essentially battling Bachman for the Tea Party mantle. And T-Paw needs a strong showing after a weak performance in Manchester.

“With the field nearly defined for the first time, the nominating contest is at a critical point this week. Our straw poll of delegates from 38 states will be the best indication yet of which candidates core GOP activists, donors and elected officials support for president,” RLC President and CEO Charlie Davis said.

Voting takes place Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The results will be posted to at on Saturday afternoon at 2:30 p.m.


Straw Poll Results from Friday’s KDWN-hosted GOP Debate

By Elizabeth Crum | 8:02 am May 3rd, 2010

A straw poll was taken during the KDWN GOP Debate help Friday night at the Orleans. 595 ballots were returned out of 800 distributed. The results (winners in bold text):

CD 1

Fiore 12.7 %

Lake 29.6 %

Tatner 57. 7 %

CD 3

Bridges 27.1%

Heck 72.9 %

U.S. Senate

Angle 27.1%

Chachas 21.3%

Christensen 10.6%

Lowden 16.1%

Tarkanian 24.9%

Clark County Republican Party Straw Poll & Survey Results

By Elizabeth Crum | 1:36 pm February 17th, 2010

Finally, the results of the CCRP survey done on January 19 (read about the controversy stirred up by this and this):

Revised Straw Poll for release2-17-10

Snippets (some results left out here because they were Really low #s of votes):

U.S. Senate Primary result (error corrected as 0f 8:56 p.m.):

Angle – 49

Tarkanian – 48

Lowden – 46

Parson – 24

Other/undecided:  19

Everyone else:  5 or less


Primary in Shelley Berkley’s district:

Undecided – 65

Craig Lake – 48

Joseph Tatner – 46

Kenneth Wegner – 10


Primary in Dina Titus’ district:

Joe Heck – 116

Other/Undecided – 38


Gubernatorial Primary:

Montandon – 50

Sandoval – 44

Gibbons – 43

Other/Undecided – 43

More results if you click thru to the doc including the Lt. Gov race (Krolicki clearly the winner) and various issues.

One other interesting note.  A single “yes” vote was cast on each of the following:  Do you approve of the job Harry Reid is doing?  Do you approve of the job Dina Titus is doing?  Do you approve of the job Barack Obama is doing?

Does the CCRP have a mole in its midst?

(Just kidding!  Everyone calm down!!)

Nye County GOP Straw Poll Results

By Elizabeth Crum | 6:12 pm February 15th, 2010

Update (7:50 a.m.): Diane George emailed me this morning to say the Nye County results for the governor’s race were incorrectly reported due to a typo.  Brian Sandoval received 21, not 2, votes.  The count has been corrected below.

From 2nd vice chair Pat Kerby of the Nye County Republican Party, the recent Pahrump straw poll results.

U.S. Senate

Mark Amodei – 1

Sharron Angle – 7

John Chachas – 0

Greg Dagani – 0

Sue Lowden – 24

Bill Parson – 34

Terry Suominen – 0

Danny Tarkanian – 8

Chuck Flume – 0


Jim Gibbons – 38

Mike Montandon – 11

Brian Sandoval – 21

Angle Campaign Calls for Release of GOP Straw Poll in Clark County

By Elizabeth Crum | 7:34 am February 12th, 2010

From the Sharon Angle campaign this morning:

Angle calls for release of Clark County Straw Poll

Campaign told that efforts were made to suppress the results

Reno, NV – Sharron Angle (R-NV), a former state legislator running to replace Senator Harry Reid (D-NV), issued a statement calling for a public release of the results of a GOP senatorial straw poll that was conducted in Clark County on January 19 as part of a voter questionnaire.

“It’s been over 3 weeks since the vote was conducted,” said Angle. “The fastest way to stop voter cynicism and to gain trust about the process is to be as open as possible. If people cast a vote, the votes should be counted and published and not hidden away.”

Angle spokesman Jerry Stacy said the Angle campaign was informed by a news reporter this week about a report circulating that the chair of the Clark County Republican Central Committee was pressured by another senatorial campaign to withhold the results.

“Frankly, I have no idea why a release of the poll is being delayed, and I am not interested in perpetuating hearsay,” Stacy said. “All I’m saying is that Mrs. Angle believes that the voters have a right to be heard. The Angle campaign is asking for a public release of the numbers, and I will trust that all other candidates would be just as cooperative in requesting an open process.”

I’ve emailed a few folks at the CCRP, so we’ll see what comes back.  Stand by for an update.

Update (12:04 Saturday):  From the Angle campaign:

Clark GOP assures Angle there’s no effort to suppress voter survey

Reno, NV – Sharron Angle (R-NV), a former state legislator running for U.S Senate, was informed Friday evening by a member of the Clark County GOP that there is no truth to any report concerning an effort to squash the results of a poll that was part of a voter questionnaire concerning the U.S Senatorial race in Nevada.

Angle spokesman Jerry Stacy had responded in an earlier statement regarding a call from a news reporter who was investigating a report that the chair of the Clark County GOP was pressured by another senatorial campaign to suppress the results.

“The Clark County GOP is giving us their assurance that there has been no illicit behavior on anybody’s part,” said Stacy. “They’ve told us they’re simply snowed under more than 750 pages of figures that still need to be tabulated.”