First, I should say that there have been two major blog posts written about the problems with this. They allege that Mitt Romney bought another straw poll. With details. That said:

Romney 163
Thompson 103
Giuliani 37
Huckabee 14
Hunter 14
Paul 11
McCain 5

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eyeon08.com » Romney, Paul, and the road to Ames · August 2, 2007 at 9:42 AM

[…] Romney, Paul, and the road to Ames digg_url = ‘http://www.eyeon08.com/2007/08/02/romney-paul-and-the-road-to-ames/’; digg_title = ‘Romney, Paul, and the road to Ames’; digg_bodytext = ‘So Mitt Romney has won a number of straw polls by packing them. Reporters get the joke and have stopped covering them, but the Romney campaign knows that it can put these victories on mail pieces and ads. Normally, the question is whether the damage that occurs over the bad press is worth the result. […]’; digg_skin = “compact”; digg_topic = “politics”; ( function() { var ds=typeof digg_skin==’string’?digg_skin:”; var h=80; var w=52; if(ds==’compact’) { h=18; w=120; } var u=typeof digg_url==’string’?digg_url:(typeof DIGG_URL==’string’?DIGG_URL:window.location.href); document.write(“”); } )() So Mitt Romney has won a number of straw polls by packing them. Reporters get the joke and have stopped covering them, but the Romney campaign knows that it can put these victories on mail pieces and ads. Normally, the question is whether the damage that occurs over the bad press is worth the result. For example, I only saw bad press, not Romney’s actual victory at the Young Republican straw poll. […]

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