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Iowa Straw Poll News Team

A much anticipated straw poll in Ames, Iowa draws over 14,000 and surprising results. Mitt Romney was the clear winning with 31.5%. However Romney bused in huge amouns of people and paid for their tickets to vote for him. According to the New York Times, Romney “dispatched a fleet of buses.”Romney was also the only person to run television ads in Iowa.

However. In a field of 11 candidates, Tom Tancredo came in fourth with 13.7%. Ron Paul came in fifth with 9.1%.

Rudy Guiliani and John McCain, fearing embarrassment, announced months in advance that they would be skipping the event. Their vote totals were dismal.