For the second successive year, Rep. Ron Paul of Texas won the presidential straw poll conducted at the Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC, capturing 30 percent of the vote.http://www.politicsdaily.com/2011/02/12/ron-paul-wins-cpac-straw-poll-mitt-romney-comes-in-second/
Former Gov. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts was second in the straw poll with 23 percent of the vote, Republican pollster Tony Fabrizio announced at the conference in Washington held by the American Conservative Union. The others on the ballot finished far behind.
The stars of the conference were Ron Paul and Donald Trump.
That tells you not to take it too seriously. There's no connection to the real world.