Minnesota Republicans held an unscientific straw poll at their booth at the Minnesota State Fair, giving fairgoers of any stripe who were willing to enter the GOP booth a chance to weigh in on the presidential candidates.
From the beginning of the fair Aug. 25, hometown favorite Congresswoman Michele Bachmann held a comfortable lead.
Here are the results showing the top four when the Fair ended Monday night:
- Bachmann, 2,300
- Rick Perry, 1,901
- Ron Paul, 1,181
- Mitt Romney, 617
Bachmann and Paul were a close first/second in the Ames, Iowa, straw poll early last month (Perry hadn’t yet entered the race in time), which shows the congresswoman is very popular with Republican Midwestern straw poll participants.