Senator Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) won the straw poll with 25% of the vote. Senator Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) came in a close second with 23% of the vote. Coming in a distant third with 8% was Rick Santorum. Governor Chris Christie, who wasn’t even invited to speak at CPAC came in a surprising fourth place with 7% of the vote, and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) came in fifth with 6%.
There were 23 options on the survey, with several other names written in, including Allen West, Condoleezza Rice, and Judge Andrew Napolitano.