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Presidential Poll: Ron Paul Places in Maine; Who Has Your Vote?

St. Charles County Patch sites are polling readers on a weekly basis to gauge their interest in the election, its candidates and what issues are most important to them.

Ron Paul fell less than 200 votes shy of claiming his first primary as Maine held its presidential preference primary over the weekend. 

Unfortuanately for Paul, the showing didn't mean much as, similar to Missouri's non-binding primary, Maine's actual GOP candidate won't be decided until March 11. 

Paul is still looking for his first victory in the campaign season. His stock has dropped ever since he was polled as one of the favorites to compete in Iowa.

From The Washington Post:

The campaign’s top hopes appear to be in caucuses held in Washington state on March 3 and those held in Alaska, North Dakota and Idaho on Super Tuesday on March 6.

Meanwhile, as CNN reports, the race for the Republican presidential nomination appears to be all tied up between former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, according to two new national surveys.

Up next are GOP primaries in Michigan and Arizona on Feb. 28. South Carolina is also set to hold its Democratic primary that day, too. The trifecta of primaries, depending on who wins, could cloud the nominee picture even more than it already is.

St. Charles County Patch sites are now polling readers to gauge their interest in the election, its candidates and what issues are most important to them. This poll will be published each week until the end of the election season.

We hope these numbers will provide insight into how attitudes and ideologies shifted throughout what seems sure to be a cutthroat political atmosphere.

Here's how last week's voting played out: 

Which presidential candidate are you favoring at this point?

  • Barack Obama (D): 36 votes (26%)
  • Newt Gingrich (R): 23 votes (17%)
  • Ron Paul (R): 35 votes (26%)
  • Mitt Romney (R): 19 votes (14%)
  • Rick Santorum (R): 19 votes (14%)
  • Other (leave a comment): 2 votes (1%)

Total votes: 134

What issue is most important to you?

  • The economy: 71 votes (56%)
  • Job creation: 14 votes (11%)
  • Health care: 13 votes (10%)
  • Same-sex marriage: 1 votes (0%)
  • Foreign policy: 14 votes (11%)
  • Abortion: 7 votes (5%)
  • Immigration: 1 votes (0%)
  • Other (leave a comment): 5 votes (3%)

 

For more on the candidates, CLICK HERE

After you're done voting, tell us why you voted the way you did by leaving a comment below!

Billy February 14, 2012 at 03:29 PM
The Maine GOP had decided it was going to cancel/postpone one of their counties caucuses. But since it is a Ron Paul stronghold, they will not count their votes even after it takes place, this weekend. Iowa, Nevada, Maine, shady caucus activity by state GOP officials preventing Ron Paul from garnering a victory and shaving numbers from his support...
Stephen Schweter February 14, 2012 at 03:46 PM
hello the count should should have taken place only after all votes were counted Feb 18th and not on the 11th. There also wasn't enough snow for any area to be canceled the girl scouts held there event. How Much did Mitt pay for this little trick. Peace stephen
cyndi rosentha February 15, 2012 at 02:11 AM
Why is anything to do with DrPaul Ignored! The People need to speak up. If I livedin Maine I would be picketing in front of the Maine GOP headquaters.
MsFreedomWatch February 15, 2012 at 04:44 AM
The Maine polls would still be WIDE OPEN if Rick Santorum was neck-to-neck with Mitt. But holy cow...shut it DOWN QUICK before "crrrrazy" Ron Paul wins a poll. I'm tired of the corrupt polls, missing votes, and bought results. This country doesn't deserve a hard working, dedicated Veteran like Ron Paul.
troy February 15, 2012 at 08:58 AM
these people will never be happy until the good ole USA looks like Syria!!!!!
troy February 15, 2012 at 09:00 AM
We thee people shall not stand for this corrupt system being shoved down the throats of Americans this election!!!!!!!!
troy February 15, 2012 at 09:01 AM
2012 ? the Mains had it correct!~
troy February 15, 2012 at 09:02 AM
what a mess we have coming!!!!!!
troy February 15, 2012 at 09:04 AM
No truth no honor nothing left this country to stand for! Mark my words,This sham is up!!!
troy February 15, 2012 at 09:05 AM
I for one no longer even care~~~!
troy February 15, 2012 at 09:10 AM
IF DEEP DOWN INSIDE YOU FIND YOU STILL LONGER CARE IT IS YOUR JUST LATE!!!! NOTHING LEFT TO CARE ABOUT!!! THEY HAVE TOTAL CONTROL!!!!!!! NEVER AGAIN SHALL MY GREAT COUNTRY BE GREAT! NEVER AGAIN SHALL THE MOST OF US EVEN CARE!
troy February 15, 2012 at 09:13 AM
I STAND TALL AND ASHAMED I AM AN AMERICAN!
troy February 15, 2012 at 09:14 AM
WE THE USA AND HER PEOPLE ARE NOTHING BUT JOKES TO THE WORLD OVER!!!! THINK I AM WRONG SIMPLY JUST TRY THINKING!!!!!
troy February 15, 2012 at 09:15 AM
U R JUST A JOKE! GET USED TO IT!
troy February 15, 2012 at 09:16 AM
GOD PLEASE HELP US ALL!!!

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