Saddle Up Texas Straw Poll Leaves its Mark

By US Daily Review Staff.

It has long been odd in the eyes of Texans that a state of such size and influence has little say about who will be the GOP nominee for President of the United States.  The Saddle Up Texas Straw Poll, which took place in Houston, Texas this weekend, is a serious effort to increase the state’s reach.

Herman Cain had no problem making this crowd go wild.

For a first attempt, the poll was impressive on several fronts, including the quality of the speakers and representation in the thousands who participated from all over the state.  The keynote address was by former presidential candidate Herman Cain who received several standing ovations.  The event received coverage from several media outlets including ABC News and Fox.

Kevin Price, Publisher and Editor in Chief of US Daily Review, and host of the Price of Business Radio show, served as an emcee on Saturday.

The following is a breakdown of how people voted among the GOP candidates for the White House and US Senate (texting only). To see the complete list that includes other offices, visit here:

TOTAL VOTES CAST (Presidential Race) TEXTED  3321

Newt Gingrich 11.9%
Rick Perry 13.3%
Ron Paul 54.4%
Mitt Romney 4.2%
Jon Huntsman 0.5%
Rick Santorum 15.6%
Charles “Buddy” Roemer 0.0%
Glenn Addison 12.0%
Tom Leppert 9.1%
David Dewhurst 7.1%
Curt Cleaver 0.0%
Ted Cruz 49.1%
Charles Holcomb 0.3%
Ben Gambini 0.0%
Lela Pittenger 9.1%
“Doc Joe” Agris 0.3%
Craig James 12.9%

The following is the breakdown for those who attended:

Newt Gingrich 23.8%
Rick Perry 19.4%
Ron Paul 27.9%
Mitt Romney 6.6%
Jon Huntsman 1.1%
Rick Santorum 21.2%
Charles “Buddy” Roemer 0.0%
Glenn Addison 19.9%
Tom Leppert 3.0%
David Dewhurst 10.3%
Curt Cleaver 0.0%
Ted Cruz 47.8%
Charles Holcomb 0.7%
Ben Gambini 0.0%
Lela Pittenger 7.2%
“Doc Joe” Agris 1.2%
Craig James 9.9%

Not surprisingly, Ron Paul won this poll, since his organization is the master of the straw poll process.  Meanwhile, Ted Cruz received almost half of all the votes among 10 candidates, soundly defeating other serious candidates including former ESPN personality Craig James and former Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert (who also spoke at the event with Cruz). Conspicuously absent was the Lt. Governor, David Dewhurst who came a distant 4th in the poll.

The event was a very positive effort to make the state’s voice more clearly heard when it comes to national politics.

All opinions expressed on USDR are those of the author and not necessarily those of US Daily Review.

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