Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann came out the winner in a close race in the highly regarded Ames Straw Poll in Iowa today.
The conservative congresswoman won the poll with 4,823 votes. In a close second, was U.S. Rep. Ron Paul.
The results are as follows:
U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.): 4,823 votes
U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas): 4,671 votes
Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty: 2,293 votes
Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum (R-Pa.): 1,657 votes
Former Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman Cain: 1,456 votes
Texas Governor Rick Perry: 718 votes
Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney: 567 votes
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich: 385 votes
Former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman: 69 votes
U.S. Rep Thad McCotter (R-Mich.): 35 votes