The results here are wild:

Candidate Votes
Giuliani 158
Hunter 152
McCain 116
Brownback 83
Romney 80
Huckabee 21

Some thoughts on this.

First, this is a coup for Rudy Giuliani. Hands down.

Second, my sense is that the Duncan Hunter result isn’t so much for him as for "a conservative". This would jive with the Novak story that I discussed yesterday.

Third, what happened to Romney and Huckabee? Each for their own reasons, they should be performing better than this. If this continues both are in deep, deep trouble.

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Political Buzz » SC straw poll · March 2, 2007 at 10:16 AM

[…] The other surprise is yet another strong showing from Duncan Hunter in a GOP straw poll. Remember his win in Arizona? Okay, that was immigration-fueled. But it shows the uber-conservative currently void present in the race and that those anti-Rudy uber-RW’s will back any candidate that comes off as a true conservative. And that “true conservative” is not Mitt Romney, as the poll indicates. […]

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