For Immediate Release
Contact Scott R. Davis (717) 884/9030
Harrisburg, PA - The results for the 2015 Pennsylvania Straw Poll (pastrawpoll.com) was announced during the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference on Saturday April 18, 2015, which is the premier gathering of conservative activists annually in Pennsylvania.
Scott Walker was the crowd favorite finishing first as the first choice candidate for President, Ted Cruz, Rick Santorum, Rand Paul and Ben Carson rounded out the top five. Scott Walker came in second as the second choice candidate falling just short of Ted Cruz.
The Size of Government and Government spending were the top issues federally, while Pension reform ranked high in state based questions.
67% of the audience stated they would be in favor of moving the Commonwealths primary date to make Pennsylvania more influential in the Presidential elections.
Shockingly 65% stated they do not feel that Pennsylvania does enough to protect and encourage whistleblowers; with 32% being unsure, leaving only 4% that feels Pennsylvania does enough.
81% of Poll takers voted that they would like to see Attorney General Kathleen Kane impeached, while only 4% voted against impeachment.
You can view the full Pennsylvania Straw Poll at PALeadershipConference.org and PAStrawPoll.com
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The fourth annual Pennsylvania Straw Poll was held April 4-5, 2014 at the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference in Camp Hill (Harrisburg), PA. The Pennsylvania Leadership Conference is the premier state based conservative conference in the country.
The Pennsylvania Straw Poll opened at 8 A.M. on Friday and closed at 9:30 A.M. on Saturday. 249 ballots were cast representing 38 Pennsylvania counties and four states including Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York and Virginia.
Governor Tom Corbett saw a 3% increase in his approval rating over 2013. In addition Governor Corbett easily won the straw poll over his competitors including Bob Guzzardo (28), Rob McCord (3), Kathleen McGinty (0), Allyson Schwartz (0), and Tom Wolf (1) with 173 votes.
Pension reform topped the list of most critical issues for the Pennsylvania Legislators to address in 2014.
Nationally the Republicans in the House saw an approval rating of 56%, while those in the Senate came in with an approval rating of 39%.
Presidential candidate hopefuls Ted Cruz and Rand Paul tied as the early favorite for the Republican nomination with 20% each or 47 votes each. Rick Santorum and Ben Carson came in next with 13% or 31 votes each and Scott Walker finished off the top five with 25 votes of 11%.
The Straw Poll was conducted by Scott R. Davis and you can learn more about the Straw Poll and past results at scottrdavis.com or contact him at 717/884.9030.
The full results are posted below:
The 2013 Pennsylvania Straw Poll was conduced at the 24th annual Pennsylvania Leadership Conference on April 19 and 20. The poll was open to any attendee of the event, and every attendee was provided with a unique 5 digit "Voter ID" printed on their name tag. Polling ended at 9:15AM on April 20, and the results were announced during the Leadership Luncheon at the Conference.
Here are the results:
The 2012 Pennsylvania Straw Poll Results
Conducted 9AM Friday March 23 thru 9AM Saturday March 24 at the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference.
The 2011 Pennsylvania Straw Poll was conduced at the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference on April 8 and 9. The poll was open to any attendee of the event, and every attendee was provided with a unique 5 digit "Voter ID" printed on their name tag. Polling ended at 9:15AM on April 9, and the results were announced during the Leadership Luncheon at the Conference.
Here are the results: