WASHINGTON (AP) -- Rep. Ron Paul of Texas is the top presidential
pick of the thousands of social conservatives who are meeting this
weekend, winning 37 percent in a non-binding straw poll.
Georgia businessman Herman Cain came in second at the Values
Voters Summit in Washington with 23 percent and former Sen. Rick
Santorum placed third with 16 percent in Saturday's straw poll
among the Republicans' White House contenders.
Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota and Gov. Rick Perry of Texas
tied with 8 percent.
Paul, making his second run at the GOP nomination, regularly
fares well in such straw polls because his fervent supporters flock
to the events to give him wins.
Yet Paul trails other better known candidates such as Perry and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in traditional polls.