Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul won a straw poll conducted by the Taunton Republican City Committee Thursday, according to a video of the event posted by the Daily Paul. Mr. Paul won the Massachusetts straw poll with more than fifty percent of the votes. Massachusetts is one of ten states that will hold an election on Super Tuesday. Mr. Paul will compete with his fellow Republican candidates for 41 delegates.
Mr. Paul garnered 51 percent of the votes to take first place in the Massachusetts straw poll. Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney finished in second place with 38 percent of the votes. Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum pulled in 8 percent of the votes and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich brought in 3 percent of the votes.