Ames Straw Poll

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The Ames Straw Poll (also called Iowa Straw Poll) is a straw poll that takes place in Ames, Iowa. The Ames Straw Poll will be held in August in an election cycle where a Republican presidential nomination is undecided. The Ames Straw Poll is important because it draws voters from all across the state. Even non Republicans are allowed to vote in the Ames Straw Poll. The Ames Straw Poll was first held in 1979.

The 2011 Ames Straw Poll will be held on August 13, 2011 at the Hilton Coliseum on the campus of Iowa State University.

Real Estate Auction

The bidding for the Ames Straw Poll real estate auction was held on June 23, 2011. Ron Paul is emerged the winner of the bid. The bid is to rent space outside the arena.

Candidates on Ballot


Position Candidate Votes Percentage
1 Michele Bachmann 4823 28.5%
2 Ron Paul 4671 27.6%
3 Tim Pawlenty 2293 13.6%
4 Rick Santorum 1657 9.8%
5 Herman Cain 1456 8.6%
6 Rick Perry (Write-in) 718 4.3%
7 Mitt Romney 567 3.4%
8 Newt Gingrich 385 2.3%
9 Jon Huntsman 69 0.4%
10 Thaddeus McCotter 35 0.2%