McDonnell Finishes Far Behind Rubio in CPAC Straw Poll; Gets Just 1% of National Conservatives

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    Also note that McDonnell received just 1% of the national conservative vote for VP, behind undecided (27%), Marco Rubio (15%), Chris Christie (15%), Rick Perry (9%), other (8%), Herman Cain (7%), Paul Ryan (5%), Jon Huntsman (3%), and Mitch Daniels (3%). Wow. Feel the Bob-mentum! Heh.

    P.S. Also note that the CPAC poll is pretty much meaningless, as it’s a skewed demographic (e.g., much younger than national conservatives), and was almost certainly a result of wealthy campaigns (e.g., Romney’s campaign, which managed to eke out a small victory over Rick Santorum for the straw poll win) paying for students’ (and others’) tickets. So, take it with a huge – even “severe!” – grain of salt. 😉

    UPDATE: The New York Times reports, “The Romney campaign was working aggressively behind the scenes for a strong showing, including busing students from colleges along the Eastern Seaboard to show their support.”

    • McDonnell can’t get any traction.  Outside of Virginia, not even Republicans seem to know who he is.  He’s been completely overshadowed by Christie, and heaven knows he’s trying hard enough to be noticed!