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Ted Cruz Wins Pro-Life Values Voters Summit Straw Poll With Lopsided Margin

by Tony Perkins | Washington, DC | LifeNews.com | 10/14/13 6:58 PM

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The 2,200-plus who joined the 8th annual Values Voter Summit sent a strong message to the Washington establishment over the weekend by showing their support of Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) in the 2013 VVS Presidential Straw Poll. Cruz finished first with 42 percent of the votes cast.

Dr. Ben Carson finished in second place at 13 percent, with only one vote separating him from former Sen. Rick Santorum. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) came in fourth, with Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fl.) right behind at six and five percent respectively.

Dr. Carson won the vice presidential straw poll, with 21 percent of votes cast. Sen. Cruz came in second with 17 percent and Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) was third with nine percent of the vote.

Over 2,200 people were registered for the eighth annual Values Voter Summit. Only FRC Action members who were present at the event were allowed to vote.

Sen. Cruz’s strong showing was not only a reflection of an exceptional speech to the values delegates on Friday morning (in which he totally dismantled the intended disruptions of at least a half dozen unruly protestors) but a tangible way for values voters to express support for his courageous leadership.

When you look at the complete VVS presidential poll results, what is evident is that conservative, Republican-leaning voters are looking for — and will get behind — true leaders who refuse to be bound by the “we can’t” mentality of the establishment and will challenge the status quo. They want a leader who will speak and act with clarity in challenging the freedom-sapping policies of President Obama. One would think this would be self-evident to GOP leaders after losing once again in 2012 when so many conservative, Republican leaning voters stayed home after not connecting with the GOP’s candidate.

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The following are the straw poll results:

Presidential Candidate Name                Votes      Percentage

Senator Ted Cruz

317

42%

Dr. Ben Carson

102

13%

Senator Rick Santorum

101

13%

Senator Rand Paul

49

6%

Senator Marco Rubio

36

5%

Congressman Paul Ryan

31

4%

Governor Mike Huckabee

27

4%

Governor Mike Pence

23

3%

Congresswoman Michele Bachmann

16

2%

Governor Rick Perry

12

2%

Governor Chris Christie

9

1%

Write In Candidate

8

1%

Governor Scott Walker

8

1%

Governor Bobby Jindal

7

1%

Governor Jeb Bush

6

1%

Speaker Newt Gingrich

4

1%

Governor Susana Martinez

2

0%

Senator Mike Lee

2

0%

Governor Sam Brownback

1

0%

Senator Hillary Clinton

1

0%

Vice Presidential Candidate Responses:

Candidate Name                                          Votes      Percentage

Dr. Ben Carson

161

21%

Senator Ted Cruz

127

17%

Congresswoman Michele Bachmann

72

9%

Senator Rand Paul

64

8%

Senator Marco Rubio

56

7%

Senator Rick Santorum

55

7%

Congressman Paul Ryan

41

5%

Governor Scott Walker

32

4%

Governor Mike Huckabee

29

4%

Senator Mike Lee

26

3%

Write In Candidate

24

3%

Governor Mike Pence

22

3%

Governor Bobby Jindal

15

2%

Governor Rick Perry

9

1%

Governor Susana Martinez

7

1%

Governor Sam Brownback

7

1%

Governor Chris Christie

4

1%

Governor Jeb Bush

4

1%

Congressman Eric Cantor

4

1%

Speaker Newt Gingrich

2

0%